Woman shot to death in Portage home

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A woman died Wednesday morning after she was shot inside her apartment in northwest Indiana.

Tiara Thomas’ fiancé came home from work and found her bleeding from her head and chest in their bedroom about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from Portage police.

Thomas, 31, was shot multiple times at her apartment in the 5900 block of Old Porter Road in Portage, Ind., the Lake County coroner’s office said.

She was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake in Gary where she died at 8:21 a.m., according to the coroner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Police are looking for a 2003 black Ford Explorer that may have been in the area when the shooting occurred. They ask that anyone with information call detectives at (219) 762-3122 or (219) 764-5704.

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