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Police question acquaintance in murder of Calumet City girl, 16

Calumet City police were questioning Saturday an acquaintance of the family of a 16-year-old girl found dead in a Dumpster in Hammond, Ind.

The Lake County, Ind. medical examiner reported that Jessica Tetter, of Calumet City, was found in a trash bin at 5945 Hyslop St., Hammond on Thursday.

She was pronounced dead at 7:40 a.m. from trauma to the head and body.

A person of interest is in custody with Calumet City Police, and is someone known to the victim’s family, officials said.

Tetter was reported missing on Wednesday by her mother. Tetter’s mother said the girl left their Calumet City house around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and did not return. Calumet City officers searched the area without results.

She was not a habitual runaway, police say.

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