Criminal Justice

Gary Strangulation Brings Woman’s Arrest

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July 15, 2013 — Gary police say a domestic incident left a man dead and his girlfriend under arrest.

Police say they arrested 41-year-old Santrina Echols for the strangulation death of her boyfriend after they responded to a call about a homicide in the 1400 block of West 16th Avenue at 8:25 a.m. Saturday.

When police arrived they found 37-year-old Clester Sims dead inside a home. The Lake County Coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide due to trauma to the neck.

The homicide is the sixth in eight days in Gary, and the city’s 28th in 2013.


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One response to “Gary Strangulation Brings Woman’s Arrest”

  1. Ruth Webster says:

    This is a tragedy, please get out of abusive relationships!

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