(CBS) — Police in Gary, Indiana, were conducting a murder investigation, after the body of a flight attendant from Crown Point was found in the trunk of a car abandoned in a wooded area on Monday.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the Lake County Coroner’s office has determined 54-year-old Decarol Deloney-Cain had suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.
Her body was found Monday in the trunk of her own car car, which had been left in a wooded area near 22nd Place and Missouri Street in Gary.
Deloney-Cain, a mother of three, was a flight attendant for United Airlines for about 25 years. Her son said the airline contacted him on Sunday, saying she had missed work.
The family learned of her murder when her body was found Monday, although she was not publicly identified until Wednesday.
Police have searched her Crown Point home, searching for clues, and trying to piece together her final movements.
Her family last saw her just before the July 4th holiday.
Investigators have not said if they believe Deloney-Cain was a random victim, or if she might have known her killer.