The Indiana State Police is trying to positively identify the remains of a
male subject found on Friday in the backyard in unincorporated Lake County.
A “person of interest” was taken into custody and charged with murder on
Saturday. Police identified that person as Calvin Peacock, 31.
According to police, early last week the ISP Criminal Investigation Division
received information about possible human remains buried at the residence at
3963 Calhoun St. in Calumet Township. A search warrant was executed on
Friday and human remains were subsequently found, buried in the backyard
next to a fire pit, police said.
Stephen Nawrocki, a forensic anthropologist at the University of
Indianapolis, arrived on Saturday to collect the evidence and supervise the
recovery of the remains, which are those of an adult male, police said.
“Evidence was recovered which may identify the deceased,” police added, but
positive identification may take several weeks or longer. “Officers
developed information that has led them to believe that the remains may have
been buried there for over two years.”
The investigation is ongoing.