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Boyfriend charged with murder of woman found stabbed in Gary


The boyfriend of a woman found stabbed last month in her Gary home has been charged in her death.

Kyle Washington, 37, was charged in Lake Superior Court with the murder of Mary Rawson, 34
, court records show.

Washington was arrested last month in Dallas and extradited back to Lake County, court records show. His case was made public in court records this week.

Rawson’s mother requested a welfare check Oct. 16 after hearing that her daughter had possibly been killed, a probable cause affidavit states.

Police arrived in the 300 block of Tyler Street and noticed lights on in the house with the back screen door open, the affidavit states. A small dog had been running in the yard for a few days, which neighbors said was unusual, according to the affidavit.

Rawson’s mother brought a key to the house, and when officers tried to go in the front door, it “appeared to be barricaded from the inside,” the affidavit states. Police got in through the back door and saw a white towel with “a red stain on it” near the front door which was barricaded with a piece of wood, according to the affidavit.

Officers found Rawson in a bedroom with “multiple stab wounds” and “a white cord wrapped tightly around her neck,” the affidavit states. A kitty litter box “was dumped all over the room and on Mary Rawson,” according to the affidavit, and her pockets were turned inside out.

Officers also found a shower running upstairs with a computer internet router in it, the affidavit states.

Washington and Rawson lived together at the home on Tyler Street, and he “had made several death threats to her and was physically abusive to her,” Rawson’s sister told investigators in court records.

“Mary Rawson feared for her life and did not know how to leave the relationship with Kyle,” the affidavit states.

On Oct. 14, the sister saw “numerous bruises” on Rawson’s legs, shins and knees, which “Mary said were caused by physical abuse from Kyle,” according to the affidavit.

Rawson’s 1997 Buick LeSabre was found Oct. 17 in the 9100 block of East 5th Avenue with clothing, a purse and a wallet inside, court records show. Police brought a K-9 to the scene, which led officers to a residence the 9300 block of Sunrise Boulevard in Gary where Washington’s relatives lived, according to the affidavit.

The relatives told investigators that Washington came to the house the morning of Oct. 16 and banged on the door and windows, the affidavit states. One relative told police she overheard Washington say “he had murdered someone,” according to the affidavit.

Washington asked the relative “to give him a hug and said that he was going away for a long time,” the affidavit states. Washington’s shirt had “spots of blood on it,” according to the affidavit.

Charging documents state that the murder occurred between Oct. 15 and Oct. 16.


Mary Rawson
October 17, 2018

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