The Associated Press
LOWELL, Ind. — Authorities are using dental records and DNA to identify two people found apparently slain in a home in northwestern Indiana.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich says officers discovered the deaths Friday afternoon while making a welfare check at a rural home near Lowell, about 20 miles south of Gary.
Buncich tells the Post-Tribune investigators hope to have conclusive identifications of the couple on Monday.
Buncich did not identify the victims but says they appear to be a man and woman. He says their bodies were in "severe decomposition."
Buncich says the deaths appear to be a double homicide and investigators have a person of interest in the case.