Police To Provide Update On Murder Of Bartender In Chesterton

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in Chesterton, Indiana, planned to provide new information on the investigation into the murder of a bartender found stabbed outside the bar where she worked this week.

Authorities have been tight-lipped about what kind of update they plan to provide at a 1 p.m. news conference, but sources said it involves a major development in the investigation into the stabbing death of 24-year-old Nicole Gland.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports Chesterton police have arrested 50-year-old Christopher Dillard, of Hobart. Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel told the Times charges are expected later today.

Gland was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car outside the Upper Deck Lounge in Chesterton around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Friends said she had left the bar around 3 a.m., after finishing her shift as a bartender.

An autopsy on Thursday determined Gland had been stabbed multiple times, according to the Porter County Coroner’s office. Her body also had clear signs of defensive wounds.

The murder is believed to be the first in town in about three years.

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