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Plainfield trucker found dead in Gary; autopsy slated today

By Times Staff nwitimes.com | Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:00 pm

CROWN POINT | The body of a Plainfield, Ill., truck driver was discovered Wednesday morning in an alley by a man walking his dog behind 952 Ralston St., in Gary, a spokesman for the Lake County coroner’s office said.

An investigative team from the coroner’s office was called to the scene at 9 a.m., he said.

The victim was identified as Cary T. Pyles, 48, of the 2600 block of John Bourg Drive in Plainfield.

Pyles died of blunt force trauma to the head at an unknown location. His semitrailer was found locked and running at 25th Avenue and Burr Street in Gary.

He was seen leaving the truck between 5:45 and 5:50 p.m. Tuesday night, Sgt. William Fazekas said.

An autopsy is expected to be performed today.

The case remains under investigation by the Gary Police Homicide Division and the Lake County Crime Lab.

Police urge anyone with information about this case to call (219) 881-1210.

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  1. Tom
    April 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I knew Cary. He was a good man who did not deserve in some alley with so much life in front of him. He loved his job and his family. Evrything he did, he did for them. God bless him and His family…

  2. April 24, 2011 at 1:47 am

    My oldest son is very good friends with his son Tyler, and they have gone to school together since they were in 1st grade. I know Donna from volunteering at the school, and I just can’t believe this happened to their family. God bless Donna and the kids, and my justice be handed down to whomever committed this horrific crime.

  3. Liz DiCola
    July 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I knew Cary since we were 14 yrs old. He was a good man and good friend. He honestly did not deserve someone to take his life and believe that they will find out who murdered him. I hope the police don’t stop investigating this crime. Justice should be served!!! He had a beautiful family that he took pride in and loved many friends. He would help anyone out in a minute. He was a beautiful person and had a HEART OF GOLD. My thoughts go out to his Mom and Dad, Patti and his children who will forever miss him along with many many friends.

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