1 Body Found In Manure Pile Identified

UPDATED 05/11/11 7:30 a.m.

GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Authorities have identified one of the men whose bodies were buried in a manure pile at a Gary, Ind., horse farm last month.

One of the deceased men was identified as Victor Flores, 35, of East Chicago, Ind. He had been shot in the head and wrapped in plastic before being dumped in the manure pile, Lake County Coroner’s Chief Investigator P.J. Adams said.

Adams said a forensic dental expert identified Flores.

Flores had been missing since April 9. His family reported he disappeared after taking his girlfriend to work.

The bodies were found April 25.

The other corpse, also that of a man, remains unidentified.

When the bodies were discovered, there was so much manure that police had to use heavy equipment to shovel it off the bodies. The two corpses were badly decomposed, and police thought they had been there for at least a week.

The farm is located in a wooded area at the dead end of Mississippi Street, just south of 22nd Avenue in Gary. It’s not the typical image of Gary, but rather a rural and remote sliver with horse stables and chickens.

The farm boards 15 to 20 horses, and there were several chickens and goats in the yard. About 10 people who board horses at the farm were kept out, and away from their animals, immediately after the discovery.

The Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

  • Pothead

    Ok ….all the money is here….show him the sh!t.

  • Bob

    Sounds like those two men got a very stinky deal!

  • Jon

    Can it be illegal aliens that scoff at the law? Sure it is stinky over there… but where is the money. Missing for a long time? Who got them and why?
    It is something weird going on over there. Throwing bodies on a manure? There should be a sign saying that this is not a graveyard. Take them to the right place.
    No wonder it stinks so bad over here.

  • Scar

    hey Jon, just because his name is victor flores does not mean he is illegal. Grow up.

  • Justice...

    Hey, Jon…..way to expand your vocab with 2 and 3 letter words…

  • Red

    Someone out there is missing a brother, son , possibly a dad? Very sad situation, and who ever did this is sending a strong message! Cross them and end up in deep dodo….hmmmmm bad people to mess with.

  • ZagYee

    Wow, what a way to end up, that is just not cool at all.


  • Captain America

    I always said those illegal invaders were full of manure, …just think they could have been “dream ct” wet’s….
    Deport them all…………..

  • FR

    A lot of people involved with horses cheat or steal, due to the high costs or perceived wealth of others.

  • gonzo!

    it’s a setback of the proposed dream act. It’s just a scam act!

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