A missing East Chicago girl was found dead Thursday, authorities said.

Police were called to a home the 600 block of West 151st Street in East Chicago.

The girl was identified as Alicia Casares, 15, according to a release from the Lake County coroner’s office. She was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m. The cause and manner of death is pending, the release said.

East Chicago Police, Lake County Crime Scene Investigations also responded to the scene.

A spokeswoman for East Chicago Police could not be immediately reached.


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