Body Buried in Manure in Gary Identified

One of two bodies found at a Gary horse farm was identified as a man missing since early April, police say

One of two bodies found buried in manure last month at a Gary, Ind., horse farm has been identified as a man missing since early April, police say.

The Lake County coroner's office says Victor Flores, 35, of East Chicago was shot in the head then wrapped in plastic and hidden in the manure, the Post-Tribune reports. The other body remains unidentified.

Police found them April 24 after a man boarding his horse at the farm spotted what looked like a dead body in a pile of manure. When officers searched the area, they found one body partially wrapped in plastic and another fully wrapped.

The farm, which boards anywhere from 15 to 20 horses, is located in a wooded area at the dead end of Mississippi Street, just south of 22nd Avenue, in Gary.

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