Body found in trunk in Gary; woman was United flight attendant
BY CAROLE CARLSON Sun-Times Media July 10, 2014 7:48AM
Decarol Deloney of Crown Point was identified as the woman found dead in a car trunk in Gary. | Photo provided/Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 10, 2014 7:51AM
GARY — The dead woman found in the trunk of an abandoned car on Monday has been identified as Decarol Deloney-Cain, 54, a flight attendant and mother of three children from Crown Point.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office released her name Wednesday, saying she had been stabbed multiple times and suffered blunt force trauma to the head.
Detective Richard McClelland is the lead investigator. Anyone with information is asked to contact him at (219) 881-4748.
On Monday, police received a call about a car on a gravel road in the 2000 block of East 22nd Avenue. They found the decomposed body of a woman, wrapped in some type of material, when they opened the trunk.
Todd Deloney said no one had heard from his sister since July 3, but family members weren’t immediately concerned because she flew international flights for United Airlines in Chicago, where she’s been a flight attendant for 27 years. He said Deloney-Cain, a 1978 East Chicago Roosevelt graduate, lived in Crown Point since 2005. He said she’s the mother of two adult sons and a teenage daughter.
According to public documents, Deloney-Cain was in the midst of a divorce set to be finalized Aug. 14.
“She was a very vivacious woman,” Deloney said. “She had a quest for traveling. She was very devoted to her children and her immediate family. When you met the girl you were never a stranger.”
Deloney said his sister was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in East Chicago.