Hammond fire investigates after murdered Dyer’s lawyer Bill Enslen’s law firm ignites


HOBART, Indiana (WLS) – Hammond firefighters fought a massive fire in the law office of a man found murdered in his ransacked home earlier this year.

The fire took place Sunday morning at Bill Enslen’s law firm, located in Block 100 of Rimbach Street in Hammond. You could see flames erupting from the roof.

Hobart Police are investigating after Enslen was found dead by his wife in their ransacked home in June.

Police are investigating Enslen’s death as a homicide.

“We lost a good friend and a guy who has been instrumental in Northwest Indiana for decades, he was a very respected lawyer,” said the city manager at the time. Dyer, Tom DeGuilio.

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Enslen was the lawyer for the town of Dyer for 16 years. He left in 2020 for private practice. DeGuilio said he has a heart of gold and helps people who cannot afford legal services. Enslen has also served on the board of Indiana Legal Services for years.

“He was very generous, the employees came to him for private legal services, and he never sent an invoice or anything, advised, he gave you advice,” he said. .

Those who knew him were shocked by his death and had no idea who would want to kill him. Hobart Police are asking the public for information.

Firefighters did not know the cause of the Enslen law firm fire later Sunday morning.

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