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1400 block of West 16th Avenue in Gary, Ind. (Google map / July 13, 2013)

A 37-year-old Gary man was found dead this morning and police were talking to a possible suspect in the homicide, authorities said.

About 9 a.m., police were called to the 1400 block of West 16th Avenue in Gary and found the victim dead in the house, according to a police spokesman.

Clester Sims, who resided in the home, was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:05 a.m., according to the Lake County, Ind., coroner's office.

The coroner's office determined Sims died of trauma to the neck in a homicide.

As of about 2 p.m., a woman was in custody and considered a possible suspect, but the investigation was preliminary and ongoing, according to Gary police.

Anyone with information about the slaying can call Homicide Det. Michael Barnes at 219-881-7434.

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