CROWN POINT, Ind.
(AP) - A Merrillville teenager was charged Friday with murder in the slaying
of a United Airlines flight attendant whose body was found wrapped in
plastic bags in the trunk of her car in a wooded area in Gary.
Damarius Wren is
charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old DeCarol Deloney-Cain, 54, of
Crown Point. Court records show Wren was being held at the Lake County Jail
without bail and did not indicate whether he has hired an attorney. No date
has been set for a hearing.
According to the
probable cause affidavit, Deloney-Cainís daughter, Alyssa Barrett, told
police Wren was her boyfriend and that he had planned to rob her mother in
early July because he knew thatís when she was paid. She said it never
happened, though, because her mother was killed.
determined Deloney-Cain died from blunt force trauma to her head and
multiple stab wounds to her chest. Her body was found Monday.
Barrett told police
that her mother didnít know Wren was at the house when she arrived home on
July 3. Barrett told police Wren was hiding from Deloney-Cain, then put a
pillow case over her head and began slamming her head on the basement
stairs. Barrett said he then got a knife from the kitchen and began stabbing
Deloney-Cain, according to the affidavit.
She told police
that two of Wrenís friends then helped him wrap the body in plastic and
drive the body in her motherís car to Gary.
Police said Wren
told them he lost control and attacked Deloney-Cain, causing her death.