GARY, Ind. — Police in Northwest Indiana believe three teen boys are responsible for the death of a missing Portage woman.
Adriana Saucedo, 27, of Portage was found dead Thursday night at the building that previously was Horace Norton Elementary School in Gary.
Saucedo disappeared Tuesday night. She was last seen getting into a dark-colored sedan outside her home in the 6200 block of Kathryn Court.
After an investigation, police believe Saucedo met with a 15-year-old Gary boy to buy a small amount of marijuana.
Saucedo was picked up from her Portage home in a prearranged purchase, police said. Authorities believe a 17-year-old and 16-year-old were also with the boy.
Saucedo was reportedly shot inside the vehicle that she was picked up in. It appeared to be a robbery of the money she was going to use to buy marijuana, police said.
Police believe the boys drove Saucedo’s body to Horace Norton, located in the 1300 block of Harrison Boulevard, and dumped her body. Officers found her dead Thursday night.
Police located the 15-year-old suspect at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and he was detained Portage detectives. Police said he is in the 9th grade and currently detained at the Porter County Juvenile Center.
The 16-year-old suspect was taken into custody and is currently detained at the Lake County Juvenile Center.
The 17-year-old suspect is currently at-large. Police said family knows they are looking for him. No description is available at this time.
Charges are not known at this moment.
Chief Troy Williams issued the following statement:
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