Crime Watch 8

3 found dead in apartment building in Lebanon

LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) — Three people were found dead Wednesday night in an apartment building. Lebanon Police Sergeant Ryan Williamson did not confirm that the victims died in a shooting or stabbing but just said the three died from injuries. A press release from the department called them “obvious, traumatic injuries.”

The three were identified as Lebanon residents: Grace Bishop, 20; Brannon Martin, 21; and Larry Stogsdill Jr., 42.

Sergeant Williamson said the apartment is registered under a name different than the three victims’.

Police were called to a report of three dead people shortly after 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of East Walnut Street. That’s a residential area northeast of the I-65 interchange for State Road 39. Police do not have any suspects.

Photos of the area on social media Wednesday night showed numerous people milling about between emergency and news media vehicles outside the apartment building where the bodies were found. Bicycle sat outside the apartment building’s steps.

News 8 spoke with two women on the scene who said they are family members of the deceased. Shannon Fuentes said she’s a cousin of two of the victims. Her daughter, Stephanie Spencer shared the news with her earlier that night.

“Devastated. Traumatized,” said Fuentes.

“I was in a little bit of some rage. I still am. This is traumatizing for all of us,” said Stephanie Spencer. “I just want someone to come forward and turn themselves in.”

Much of Boone County has come together for this investigation, including the sheriff’s office, Whitestown Police Department, Zionsville police and fire departments, Lebanon Fire Department, the county corner’s office and prosecutor’s office and the local Salvation Army.

The public is not believed to be at risk of immediate danger, the release said.

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