2 Gary brothers reported missing days before bodies found

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HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two brothers from Gary had been reported missing by their mother 11 days before their bodies were found decomposed in a wooded area in northwest Indiana.

The Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force said in a news release that 18-year-old Arreon Lackey and 16-year-old Antonio Lackey were reported missing by their mother July 6. The (Munster) Times reports fishermen found two bodies in Hobart on Friday, and the Lake County coroner’s office identified them as the brothers.

Coroner Merrilee Frey has said each brother had a single gunshot wound, and their deaths have been ruled homicides.

Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Robert Byrd says investigators are looking into a previous shooting that targeted the Lackey family’s home to see if it has any connection to the brothers’ deaths.

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