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United flight attendant in middle of bitter divorce found dead in trunk of car
A woman whose body was found in a car trunk in Gary, Illinois, has been identified as a missing United Airlines flight attendant.
Lake County Deputy Coroner George Deliopoulos said 54-year-old DeCarol Deloney-Cain of Crown Point was positively identified through serial numbers on her breast implants.
An autopsy determined she died from blunt force trauma to her head and multiple stab wounds to her chest and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
The mother of two adult sons and a teenage daughter was in the midst of a divorce that was due to be finalized August 14, court documents show.
Her body was found Monday wrapped in material in the trunk of her car in a wooded area in Gary, 12 miles north of Crown Point.
Deliopoulos said Gary detectives and Lake County crime scene investigators executed a search warrant and retrieved evidence at the victim’s home on Wednesday. Authorities have not identified any suspects.
Deloney-Cain’s son, Blake Deloney, told The Times that United Airlines contacted him Sunday when his mother didn’t report for work.
An airline spokesman says Deloney-Cain served as a flight attendant on international flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. She’d worked for the airline for 28 years.
The air hostess was often gone for days at a time because of her job.