Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hegewisch is rarely in the news, but when it is, it could be a made for TV movie.

Last week, a dead body was found in pieces in a garage, and it was presumed to be that of a missing Hegewisch man.  Now, it's reported that the missing Hegewisch man's remains have been found in Fowler, Indiana.  The mystery doesn't end there.  There is the missing mother-in-law (now found dead too presumably OR is that the Hegewisch man's body), the dead daughter, and of course - the corpse in the Hegewisch garage. Who is that?

(If you like mysteries and on!)

October 6, 2014:
Dismembered body tentatively ID'd as man missing from Hegewisch
Dismembered remains found on the Southeast Side over the weekend appear to be the body of a man reported missing more than a year ago, but it's unclear whether his death is connected to the disappearance of his mother-in-law in Indiana last month, officials said Monday.

The body has been tentatively identified as Milan Lekich, 51.  It was found wrapped in sheets or blankets and placed in a garbage can inside the garage of the Hegewisch home where Lekich had lived in the 1300 block of Avenue M, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation.
You can read the rest of this article here.

October 11, 2014:

Body of Fla. woman found buried at daughter's Indiana home

A northwestern Indiana sheriff says the body of a missing Florida woman has been found buried in the backyard of her recently deceased daughter's home.
Benton County Sheriff Butch Pritchett tells WLFI-TV the body of 68-year-old Nena Metoyer of Dunedin, Florida, was found buried Saturday afternoon in the town of Fowler, about 70 miles south of Gary.
Metoyer was reported missing on Sept. 24, the day before her daughter, 49-year-old Teresa Jarding, died of natural causes at a hospital in Lafayette. Metoyer had traveled to Fowler in August to care for her daughter, who was in failing health.
Metoyer's vehicle was parked outside the daughter's home, police said at the time. Relatives told police they had not spoken to Metoyer for about two weeks before she was reported missing.

October 12, 2014:


Police in northwest Indiana say the remains of Milan Lekich have been found at the home of his mother-in-law, a missing woman. 

The remains were found at Nena Metoyer's house in the 500-block of East Fifth Street in Fowler, police said. Metoyer is the mother-in-law of Lekich. 

Lekich disappeared more than a year ago from Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood and was last seen at Metoyer's house, police said.

Lekich's wife was found dying in her Fowler home last month, which is when police noted her mother, Metoyer, was missing.

The cause of Lekich's death is still under investigation.


  1. This just in

  2. The man (Milan Lekich) was found in Hegewisch (on Oct. 5)where he once lived. The home in Fowler, Indiana belonged to Teresa Jarding, who allegedly married Milan Lekich in early 2013. Teresa's mother, Nena Metoyer was found on Oct. 11,(pending DNA results) buried in Teresa's backyard. Teresa was taken to a hospital on Sept. 24 in "medical distress" and died the following day, of what was first reported, "natural causes. It has since been reported that she overdosed on a mixture of drugs.