Lake County Coroner

Calusinski Wins First Step In Bid For New Trial In Toddler's DeathMelissa Calusinski's attorneys hope a Lake County Judge will grant them an evidentiary hearing on X-ray evidence that they say contradicts the original autopsy ruling that 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan died of a skull fracture in 2009.
Autopsy Concludes Zion Teen's Death Was HomicideHowell was shot while fleeing police about 2 p.m. on April 4, near 24th and Galilee, police said. A handgun was recovered, police said. Two witnesses have told the Sun Times that Howell was not armed at the time of the shooting.
Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case ReopenedAfter “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.
Coroner Looking To Find Family Of Man Killed In Hammond Hit-And-RunHammond 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.
Death Of Man Beaten, Stunned By Police Ruled HomicideThe 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.
Elderly Woman Shot Dead; Son Injured By Self-Inflicted WoundA 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.
Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man's DeathIt'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.
Coroner Says Michigan Woman Found In Suitcase Was AsphyxiatedA 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.
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.
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.