Lake County Coroner

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case Reopened

After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.

22 hours ago

Stephen Thompson. (Credit: Hammond Police)

Coroner Looking To Find Family Of Man Killed In Hammond Hit-And-Run

Hammond Police and the Lake County Coroner are looking for the family of a 58-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash two weekends ago.

02/17/2015

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Death Of Man Beaten, Stunned By Police Ruled Homicide

The new Lake County Coroner has revised the finding of his predecessor, ruling the death of a man who was shocked with a police stun gun and allegedly beaten by police to be a homicide.

01/22/2013

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Elderly Woman Shot Dead; Son Injured By Self-Inflicted Wound

A 95-year-old Northwest Indiana woman was shot dead Sunday morning, and her 74-year-old son is in the hospital after he shot himself, officials said.

04/02/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man’s Death

It’s been months since a 45-year-old man died one week after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him during an arrest, but Lake County authorities have yet to issue an autopsy report. Attorneys said Wednesday an independent autopsy proves Darrin Hanna died from police brutality.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

Dawn Fital

Coroner Says Michigan Woman Found In Suitcase Was Asphyxiated

A Michigan woman whose body was found earlier this week in a suitcase tossed in a Hobart, Ind., pond died from asphyxiation, the Lake County Coroner’s office said Saturday.

06/19/2011

Lake County Coroner Vehicle (Photo By Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Sheriff: Lake County Coroner’s Office Is ‘A Ship Out Of Control’

The month-long audit uncovered numerous problems, particularly with how human remains and other evidence related to death investigations were handled.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Scales Of Justice

Lake County Coroner To Resign After Pleading Guilty

Lake County Coroner Richard Keller has pleaded guilty to two felony charges and will resign his position, effective immediately.

02/22/2011