Authorities ID Body Found 3 Months Ago In Little Calumet River

GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Authorities have identified a body found in the Little Calumet River nearly three months ago in Gary, Indiana, as 64-year-old Johnny Mitchell.

Two fishermen spotted the body the afternoon of Oct. 3 in the water near the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Drive, according to Gary police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

Investigators used DNA samples to identify him as Mitchell, a Gary resident, authorities announced Thursday night.

Autopsy results are pending further tests that will take at least six weeks to complete, a spokesman for the coroner’s office said. Gary police could not immediately be reached for an update on the death investigation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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