Body Found In Hammond Indiana

By | November 12, 2021

Body Found Identified as missing 1-year-old Wheeling girl.

News reaching us this morning revealed that a body was discovered in a pond in NW Indiana Pond while the search for a missing girl was underway.

On Thursday morning the Wheeling authorities responded to the scene as they search for a missing 1-year-old girl whose mother, 21-year-old Janya Murphy was found dead in a suburban apartment on the 300 block of Inland Drive around 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday after conducting a well-being check. Police said the cause of her death was of asphyxiation strangulation.

According to Indiana State Police, who said construction workers in the area reported what they believed was a person in the pond. so they urged residents to avoid the area of Interstate 80 and Kennedy Avenue.

Hours later, authorities revealed a child’s body was discovered in a water retention pond just off the expressway.

Authorities said the child was a Black female under the age of 5, but no identity was immediately released. The Lake County Coroner’s office confirmed it was called to the scene.

Wheeling police said they notified Jacklyn’s family that a body had been found, but no identity has been released.

“We fear the worst,” said Deputy Chief for the Wheeling Police Department Al Stephen.

Earlier – Deputies needs help from the public in locating a missing 1-year-old child whose mother Janya Murphy was found dead.

Investigators uncovered video evidence that led them to a person and vehicle of interest in the case, but while both that person and the vehicle were located in Missouri, Murphy’s child was nowhere to be found.

Police did not release the person of interest’s identity but said the person “had a previous relationship” with Murphy, though he he is not the father of Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs.

Illinois State Police issued an endangered missing person advisory “based on suspicious circumstances” surrounding the child’s disappearance.

State police said Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs “may be in danger.”

Jaclyn is described as a 1-year-old Black female, standing 2′ tall and weighing 24 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her disappearance is being asked to contact the Wheeling Police Department at (847) 459-2632 or call 911.

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