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Van Dyke Cason


Name: Van Dyke Cason                          Date of Birth: July 4th, 1988

Died: February 25th, 2018                       Gender: Male




 Brief Bio or Memory:  Van Dyke Cason was a 29 year old loving son, certified nursing assistant and lifelong resident of Gary, Indiana. Cason was a graduate of Wirt High School Class of 2007 and he attended Indiana Wesleyan College.

According to the Sun Times, on February 25, 2018 authorities were called about shots fired and a man with a gun at 1:56 a.m. in the 2000 block of Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana. Police found Van Dyke Cason and a 44 year old woman with multiple gunshot wounds, they were both proceeded dead at the scene.

He leaves to cherish fond memories his father Pastor Sylvester Cason, mother Barbara Johnson, brother Sylvester J. Cason; four sisters Gloria (Sherman) Lee, Joyce A. Cason, Sabrina Cason and Ashley Cason and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. His family is at lost during this time and according to ABC 7, Cason’s father, Pastor Sylvester Cason, said that he has buried many people in his 47 years as a preacher but his son’s funeral would be difficult.