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Man found dead in cemetery
MICHIGAN CITY NEWS DISPATCH ^ | 04/13/05 | Georgette Senter

Posted on 04/13/2005 10:34:36 AM PDT by hoosierboy

Police say the 40-year-old electrician was shot. Officers are asking for the public's help.

Michigan City police early Tuesday morning responded to a call from a concerned citizen who found a person lying in a grassy area near the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery.

Sgt. Larry Litchford said the call came about 6:40 a.m. He said officers responding to the call found the body of Philip Lanier, 40, 811 York St., in an area near the front entrance of the cem

etery on Tilden Avenue.

Litchford said Lanier suffered a gunshot wound "to his body inflicted by an unknown suspect sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning."

Police would not say if Lanier had been shot at the cemetery or if he had been shot someplace else and his body dumped there. Litchford said police have no suspects or motive for the killing.

Police said Lanier was a family man with a wife and two children and that he had been an electrician working for a firm in Valparaiso.

"At this point in the investigation we are at a loss for a motive for this shooting," Litchford said, adding that Lanier had no police record of any kind, including traffic violations.

Litchford said police believe Lanier's wife heard her husband around 10:30 p.m. She said she went to bed early because she was not feeling well, but thinking she heard her husband entering the house, went back to sleep.

Upon waking up Tuesday morning, she discovered her husband was not home and did not know where he was until told of the discovery of his body by police.

While the police continue to talk to Lanier's family and friends, they have asked the public for help. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Anthony McClintock at 873-1468, Ext. 341, during office hours or at 874-3221 after hours.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; cemetary; dead; nokidding; really
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I just found the title hillarious.
1 posted on 04/13/2005 10:34:36 AM PDT by hoosierboy
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To: hoosierboy

Talk about cutting out the middleman.


2 posted on 04/13/2005 10:35:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Minutemen: Just doing the jobs that American politicians won't do.)
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To: hoosierboy

Well, he didn't have far to go, now did he?


3 posted on 04/13/2005 10:35:15 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: hoosierboy

So he was dying to get in!


4 posted on 04/13/2005 10:35:56 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: hoosierboy

There was this joke about a plane that crashed into a cemetary in Poland...


5 posted on 04/13/2005 10:35:59 AM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("What does Marsellus Wallace look like?")
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To: hoosierboy

Aren't they all dead?


6 posted on 04/13/2005 10:36:33 AM PDT by Alouette (If I owned Hell and I owned Brooklyn, I'd live in Hell and rent out Brooklyn.)
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To: hoosierboy

I don't think this is an isolated killing -- if the police looked hard enough, I bet they'd find more bodies.


7 posted on 04/13/2005 10:36:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: hoosierboy

The worst part was when the Washington DC Park Police showed up to dig around for information they founds HUNDREDS of dead bodies.....This promises to be a long investigation

<snicker off


8 posted on 04/13/2005 10:37:04 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: hoosierboy
Man found dead in cemetery

That's kind of like saying, "Democrats Found Lying Through Their Teeth".
9 posted on 04/13/2005 10:37:12 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: hoosierboy

"Police would not say if Lanier had been shot at the cemetery or if he had been shot someplace else and his body dumped there."

Arkanside?


10 posted on 04/13/2005 10:37:19 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro; Fierce Allegiance

Caption Obvious to the rescue!


11 posted on 04/13/2005 10:37:21 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: hoosierboy
Reminds me of that old headline in a Boston newspaper; "Headless Man Found in Topless Bar"
12 posted on 04/13/2005 10:37:31 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: hoosierboy

In a similar story, Arafat is still dead.


13 posted on 04/13/2005 10:37:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (ĦEso es Queso!)
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To: Junior

Talk about an obvious headline!


14 posted on 04/13/2005 10:38:29 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: stainlessbanner

Keep digging, detective, the cadaver dogs keep getting hits all over the place!


15 posted on 04/13/2005 10:40:12 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Free Republic is funded solely by donations. mail to:FreeRepublic LLC POBox 9771 Fresno CA 93794)
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To: hoosierboy
Police say the 40-year-old electrician was shot.

Can this story BE any more shocking?

16 posted on 04/13/2005 10:41:11 AM PDT by socal_parrot (Doo-wop)
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To: hoosierboy

I found the title humorous too, but after reading the article it saddened me for the guy had two children. I hope they do not stumble across this thread with a bunch of conservatives getting a good laugh out of their father's death.


17 posted on 04/13/2005 10:41:11 AM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: Alouette
Aren't they all dead?

Not necessarily


18 posted on 04/13/2005 10:42:05 AM PDT by uglybiker (A woman's most powerful weapon is a guy's imagination.)
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To: theDentist


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20 posted on 04/13/2005 10:44:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: hoosierboy

People are dying to get in there, you know.


21 posted on 04/13/2005 10:44:24 AM PDT by RexBeach ("I can see it now. You and the moon. You wear a necktie so I'll know you." -Groucho Marx)
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To: hoosierboy

Maybe it is connected to PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.


22 posted on 04/13/2005 10:44:39 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: cjshapi

Definitely not cryptic, is it?


23 posted on 04/13/2005 10:45:08 AM PDT by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: StoneColdGOP

Actually, the story was about Canada's worst air disaster. A Cessna 172 crashed into a cemetary in Newfoundland and the authorities recovered 850 bodies.


24 posted on 04/13/2005 10:45:21 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (End dependence on foreign oil- put a Slowpoke in your basement)
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To: hoosierboy
Man found dead in cemetery

Duh.

25 posted on 04/13/2005 10:45:56 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (The auto-focus on my photographic memory is broken.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

How about "Mars Needs Women"?


26 posted on 04/13/2005 10:46:04 AM PDT by RexBeach ("I can see it now. You and the moon. You wear a necktie so I'll know you." -Groucho Marx)
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To: Junior

No, but it should have been.


27 posted on 04/13/2005 10:50:20 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: cjshapi

Being a bit grave today, are we?


28 posted on 04/13/2005 10:51:25 AM PDT by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: hoosierboy; cyborg; fortunecookie

LOLOL


29 posted on 04/13/2005 10:52:03 AM PDT by Petronski (I thank God Almighty for a most remarkable blessing: John Paul the Great.)
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To: flying Elvis

It's the situation in which he was found and headline we are laughing at, not the persons demise, nor his kids.


30 posted on 04/13/2005 10:52:08 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Free Republic is funded solely by donations. mail to:FreeRepublic LLC POBox 9771 Fresno CA 93794)
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To: Junior

Hey - don't be making fun of me. I used to drive a hearse as a personal vehicle.


31 posted on 04/13/2005 10:52:28 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: Fierce Allegiance

I know, and I do see the humor in the headline. I'm not criticizing anyone, but as I read the article it struck me that the guy's family is hurting pretty badly right now.


32 posted on 04/13/2005 10:53:40 AM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: cjshapi

Must've been nice having everyone pull over to let you pass.


33 posted on 04/13/2005 10:55:13 AM PDT by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: Junior

You bet. Although that time the guy dumped me in it was pretty depressing.


34 posted on 04/13/2005 11:00:02 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: StoneColdGOP

There's a Polish cemetary across the street from Greenwood Cemetary.


35 posted on 04/13/2005 11:08:58 AM PDT by TwoSue
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To: hoosierboy
Man found dead in cemetery

Sure enough, that's where I'd go to find them.

36 posted on 04/13/2005 11:09:18 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: RexBeach

"People are dying to get in there, you know."

Police identified a number of witnesses. Unforunately, they were a bunch of stiffs.


37 posted on 04/13/2005 11:22:04 AM PDT by Airborne1986 (Well, You can do what you want to us, but we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: uglybiker

Boy! Tourist guy sure gets around! : - )


38 posted on 04/13/2005 11:24:29 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: hoosierboy

That reminds me of the Biblical account of Sennechrib's army, inthe Old King James version it states that an angel of the Lord came and slayed his army at night and in the morning, they all "woke up dead".


39 posted on 04/13/2005 11:33:20 AM PDT by MahaMarty (This'll probably get me suspended...AGAIN!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Another bad headline:

Marine's Help Rape Victim.



40 posted on 04/13/2005 11:40:59 AM PDT by KimmyJaye (Susan Estrich: A face for radio and a voice for pantomime.)
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To: cjshapi

I saw a guy driving a hearse that was his personal vehicle too. His tags said: URNEXT


41 posted on 04/13/2005 11:42:06 AM PDT by ConservativeOrBust
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To: ConservativeOrBust

Luckily it was a temporary situation in my case. My dad manufactured them at the time.


42 posted on 04/13/2005 11:43:47 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: COUNTrecount

LOL! Good ones!

When I was very young, I worked on a farm.

The farmer one day, with a typical straight face said:

"If it doesn't rain, then a drought's coming"

For about a week, I thought he had a crystal ball or somethin...


43 posted on 04/13/2005 11:51:38 AM PDT by djf
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To: hoosierboy

The headline is a hoot.


44 posted on 04/13/2005 12:11:30 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God bless you, Terri, and all who truly loved you and tried to help you...God help the U.S.A)
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To: djf

how did he know? was he a meteorologist or something?


45 posted on 04/13/2005 1:02:11 PM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: Calpernia; BerthaDee

"Where were YOU at 8:34 pm next Tuesday?"


46 posted on 04/13/2005 1:04:28 PM PDT by thag (Notice how they call it a "Thagline"?)
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To: TwoSue

"There's a Polish cemetary across the street from Greenwood Cemetary."

What do they Polish???


47 posted on 04/13/2005 1:05:46 PM PDT by thag (Notice how they call it a "Thagline"?)
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To: hoosierboy

Well, where else?


48 posted on 04/13/2005 1:08:02 PM PDT by OregonRancher (illigitimus non carborundum)
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To: hoosierboy

Usually I go for threads like this, but that headline is too easy to make fun of ...

Prayers for his family.


49 posted on 04/13/2005 1:09:23 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: COUNTrecount
8. Is There A Ring Of Debris Around Uranus?

Beware the Klingons ...

50 posted on 04/13/2005 1:11:04 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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