4 charged in slaying of man whose body was found in Lake Station lake

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A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man and three others were charged with helping take the body to a northwest Indiana lake and throwing it into the water.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that 19-year-old Christian Mora of East Chicago allegedly killed 34-year-old Erik Lozano, also of East Chicago. Charged with assisting a criminal are 20-year-old Adam M. Martin of Lake Station, 21-year-old Nathaniel Ostapchuk of Hammond and 19-year-old Casey Hall of Hammond.

Police allege Mora stabbed Lozano outside an East Chicago bank on Thanksgiving night before he and the others loaded the body into the trunk of a car, doused it with bleach and tossed it into the lake in Lake Station. The body was found by an area resident on Sunday.

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