Police need public's help identifying teen or young woman found dead in Gary alley

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a female whose body was found in an alley in northern Indiana. (Lake County Sheriff's Office)
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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a teenage girl or young woman who was found dead in a northwestern Indiana alley.

The Lake County sheriff's department says it's believed that the female whose body was found Monday in Gary by utility workers was 14 to 18 years old and the county coroner's office is working to identify her.

Circumstances of her death haven't been released. Police say she was black, and had short hair and pierced ears. She was 5 feet 2 inches (1.6 meters) tall and weighed 117 pounds (53 kilograms). She was wearing a "SUPERGIRL POWER" T-shirt, a blue and white Nike windbreaker, and blue Champion brand pants with grey stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County Coroner's Office.