Criminal Justice

Man Charged with Murder of Girlfriend’s Mother

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Photo: Damarius Wren, provided by Gary Police Department

July 11, 2014 — An 18 year old man is charged with murder for the stabbing death of a Crown Point woman who police say is the mother of the man’s girlfriend.

The body of DeCarol Deloney-Cain was found in the trunk of her car in Gary on July 7th. The Lake County Coroner’s office reported that Deloney-Cain had sustained multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed July 11 in Lake County Superior Court, a family friend alerted police to a suspicious stain in the basement of Deloney-Cain’s home. Investigators then began questioning family members, including the woman’s daughter and her boyfriend, Damarius Wren. Court documents indicate that police became suspicious of Wren after he described details of the crime to police that had not been released. After further questioning, Wren allegedly admitted to police that he attacked Deloney-Cain as she came down the stairs and into the basement of the home, later stabbing her with a kitchen knife. Wren says he and a friend then placed the woman’s body in the trunk of her car and drove the vehicle to a secluded location near 21st Avenue and Mississippi Street in Gary.

Deloney-Cain, a flight attendant, was frequently away from home for days at a time, and was not reported missing by her family. The woman’s husband and daughter reported to police that they believed she was working a flight to China and was not expected to return for several days.



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