Police ID teen whose body was found in alleyDecember 2, 2019
By The Associated Press
GARY — Authorities have identified the teenage girl found dead in a northwest Indiana alley and say she’d been reported missing by officials of a Chicago shelter.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the girl has been identified as 14-year-old Takaylah Tribitt of Chicago.
Her body was found in a Gary alley by utility workers in September. The Lake County coroner’s office says she died of a gunshot wound, but wasn’t immediately able to identify her.
After a composite sketch of Tribitt was released, potential family members came forward and the coroner’s office gathered DNA samples.
It wasn’t clear why she was reported missing by a shelter official. Chicago police say she wasn’t believed to be a ward of the state when she was reported missing in September.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances of her disappearance.
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