(CBS) — The bodies of three females were found in three separate locations overnight in Gary which could be related to a body found Friday night in Hammond, police say
According to Hammond Police, a woman was found unresponsive in a hotel in the 3800 block of 179th Street in Hammond Friday night. Detectives investigating the case followed a lead and took a person of interest into custody in Gary.
That woman has been identified as Afrika Hardy, 19. According to the Lake County Coroner, the manner of death was strangulation and her death was ruled a homicide.