A corpse that was found in Indiana in mid-September has been recognized as a teenage girl who was announced missing in Illinois, the police officials announced in a press interview.
According to the local sources, Sheriff’s Office said Takaylah Tribitt, 14-year-old, was the girl utility workers discovered lifeless on September 16 in an alley close to East 20th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street in Gary. Chicago police officials said they do not consider Tribitt was a child of a state but, for undisclosed purposes, a local shelter official described her missing on September 1.
The sources report that the utility workers told them they discovered Tribitt tied to a newly-placed utility pole and assumed she was fatally struck. However, the Lake County Coroner’s Office concluded she had perished from a gunshot wound and stated she was not attached to a pole.
The police officials published a composite sketch of the then-unidentified teen in extension to a photograph of the Superman t-shirt she was covering when she was discovered.
The sources stated that the Lake County coroner’s office used DNA from Tribbitt’s relatives following they came forth in late September. They were incapable to confirm her identity through dental records.
Tribbit’s end is being examined as a manslaughter. According to the sources, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. told they are pursuing evidence from Indiana and Illinois.
Police also asserted that the slain teen was probably linked to a man in Gary’s midtown neighborhood.