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Indiana teacher found dead in school stairwell after not coming outside for relative to pick him up

An Indiana teacher who was unable to leave school after calling a relative to pick her up was found dead on the school stairs the next morning, police said.

Maintenance staff found Craig Jones, 47, dead on a second-floor stair landing at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School Friday morning, East Chicago police said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Jones called his family around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, told them he was working late earlier in the day and asked them to give him a ride home. did.

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An Indiana teacher who was unable to leave school after calling relatives to pick her up was found dead on the school stairs the next morning. (East Chicago Police Department)

Relatives arrived at the school to pick him up a short time later, but Jones never came out and he didn’t make any further phone calls, so the relatives drove away, police wrote on Facebook.

Officers were called to the school on Pulaski Street around 6:40 a.m. Friday after Jones’ body was discovered.

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Maintenance staff found Craig Jones, 47, dead on the second-floor stair landing at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School Friday morning. (East Chicago Police Department)

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The cause of death remains under investigation by the Lake County Coroner’s Office, Deputy Coroner Eric Graff said Saturday.

The Lake County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force is also investigating, but police said Friday there is “no reason to believe that any foul play was involved” at this time.

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