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Newton County IN. body has been identified.

Updated: Jun 18, 2020


The body found in northwestern Indiana on June 3, 2020 has now been identified as Tawanna A Miller, 29 of Chicago who was reported missing. The cause and manner of her death is pending a toxicology reports.

The coroner stated there was no trauma found on her body but police suspect foul play. Her body was in the ditch about 4 to 7 days before she was found.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Tawanna's family, friends and those who knew and love her. We unfortunately were unable to locate a picture of Tawanna.


Initial reports.

A body of an unidentified female has been found in Newton County, Indiana, just minutes away from the Illinois line.

A Highway employee was mowing the roadsideon CR 600 E, South of SR 10 in Lincoln Township on June 3, 2020 and noticed the body in the ditch.

The Newton County Coroner's Office Released the following information:

June 4, 2020

The Newton County (Indiana) Coroner’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying a woman who was found deceased along County Road 600 East just south of State Road 10 in Newton County (Indiana) on June 3, 2020. The woman’s description is as follows:

Black female age 30 to 50 years. 5’4” to 5’10”. 120 to 140 pounds. Short cropped black hair. Wearing a dark Tee Shirt with the words “Chica Fina” across the front. Black (dark) jogging style pants with pockets. Size 10 Black/Silver Nike tennis shoes. She has several Tattoos on both arms. Mickey Mouse with the letter “K” on the right forearm. Minnie Mouse with the name/word Khalia above it on the left forearm. A large green Dollar Sign ($) on the upper left chest with the name/word Jockqua with stars and a heart. These are just some of the tattoos found on her. An autopsy was performed on June 4, 2020 at the Tippecanoe County Morgue in Lafayette, Indiana. No traumatic injuries were found and no physical health conditions were noted. The cause of death will remain unknown pending return of toxicology studies.

If you have any information on this death please contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Department Tip Line at 219-234-7014 or the Coroner's Office at (219) 285-2515

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