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Bodies found in Boone Township confirmed to be missing teens

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The two bodies found inside a burned Honda Civic in rural Boone Grove on Saturday, March 2, have been identified as those of Thomas Grill, 18, and Molley Lanham, 19, Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

According to the PCSP, based on DNA submitted by immediate family members and by DNA obtained from the deceased, authorities have confirmed the identities of the bodies to be a match for the Lake County teens who were last seen Feb. 25.

The bodies found inside the burned vehicle are, therefore, confirmed to be Grill and Lanham, and the immediate family of both deceased have been notified by detectives, the PCSP said.

PCSP report the cause of death for Grill is still pending further medical examination.

The bodies were found after an anonymous source led authorities to the scene and provided information that later led to the arrest of Center Township teen Connor Kerner, 17, who is charged with murder and suspected of killing Lanham and Grill in a drug deal gone bad.



Posted 3/13/2019




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