Flight Attendant Found Dead in Trunk of Car in Ind.

Beaten body found in car in remote wooded area in Gary, Indiana

By Rob Elgas
|  Friday, Jul 11, 2014  |  Updated 4:24 PM EDT
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Gary police are investigating after finding a woman’s body stuffed inside an abandoned car in a wooded area in the 2000 block of East 22nd Place. NBC 5’s Rob Elgas talks to the victim's son.

Gary police are investigating after finding a woman’s body stuffed inside an abandoned car in a wooded area in the 2000 block of East 22nd Place. NBC 5’s Rob Elgas talks to the victim's son.

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A longtime United Airlines flight attendant was found dead in the trunk of a car in Gary, Indiana, on Monday.

DeCarol Deloney-Cain, 54, of Crown Point, was discovered in a burgundy 2008 Toyota Solara in a remote wooded area in the 2000 block of East 22nd Place.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds, blunt force trauma to her head and her body was wrapped up, according to the Lake County Coroner who didn't make a make a positive identification until Wednesday.

The victim's son, Blake Deloney, says his mother had been with United for 25 years.
 
"Always smiling, big smile, always happy, never really down much. And if she was, she'd come out of it quickly," Deloney said. "She means everything to me."

Deloney said he became worried after his mother's employer called him on Sunday when she didn't show up for work. He said she's never missed a shift in her entire time with the airline.

"She's standing right behind me right now, probably smiling. I can already see her smile," Deloney said.

Gary police say they have a promising lead in the case, but no arrests had been made by early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gary Police Department at (219) 881-4748 or Lake County Sheriff CSI at (219) 755-3340.

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