GRIFFITH, Ind. (CBS) –Griffith Police believe that the person who kidnapped Mary Austgen may have taken two rings she was wearing during the abduction.
Austgen, 76, of St. John, was abducted around 5:40 p.m. on March 28 from The Austgen Cos., at 801 E. Main St., Griffith police said. A family member who worked with her at The Austgen Cos. almost immediately reported her missing.
Austgen was found fatally shot in her white 2011 GMC Yukon Denali SUV, parked outside the Majestic Star Casino on March 29.
“They are pretty distinct rings and I would imagine if somebody were to see those rings somewhere else, a jewelry store, a pawn shop, they are significant rings,” said Griffith, Indiana Police Detective Lieutenant, Matt Argadine. “At this point, those are the only two things we know that are missing from her.”
Griffith Police are also trying to identify a person of interest that picked the suspect while driving a black four door vehicle up at the valet area of the Majestic Star Casino just over an hour after Austgen was abducted.