Wanted man arrested in death of Gary woman

Reward being offered for information

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 10:31 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2019 10:32 PM

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MERRIVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) - The FBI said James McGhee, 38, was arrested Wednesday in Lake County.

He is charged with murder in the death of Sidne-Nichole Buchanan.

McGhee was the last person Buchanan was known to be with at a concert July 27 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Investigators located a body in the Thornton Lansing Road Nature Preserve Monday.

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MERRIVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) – The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old James McGhee, Gary, Indiana.

McGhee is a person of interest wanted for questioning in the death of Sidne-Nichole Buchanan, a 27-year-old Gary, IN woman who was reported missing July 29.

McGhee was the last person Buchanan was known to be with at a concert July 27 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Investigators located a body in the Thornton Lansing Road Nature Preserve Monday that is believed to be Buchanan, but a positive ID by the Cook County, IL medical examiner is still pending.

The FBI is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of McGhee.

He is 5'9, 235 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

McGhee is known to frequent Gary, Indiana; Hammond, Indiana; and Chicago, Illinois.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (219) 942-4655.

Tips can remain anonymous.

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