Gary man, wife, brother slain separately

By The Associated Press

GARY — Authorities say three members of the same family have been found dead killed in separate homicides within days of each other in Gary.

The Lake County Coroner's Office says 69-year-old man Wayne Valentine of Fair Oaks was found dead from a gunshot wound Sunday night.

The office says his brother, 55-year-old Jimmy Valentine of Gary, was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday afternoon in a ditch.

Police say Jimmy Valentine's wife, 48-year-old Tracy Valentine of Hobart, was one of two people found dead Feb. 20 inside a home. The other victim, 55-year-old Timothy Snow of Hammond, was not related to the other victims. Coroners say the cause of their deaths remains under investigation.

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