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Deputies investigating Grant County homicide

James E. Watson 44 of Marion and Michael Davis 44 of Marion. (Provided Photo/Grant County Sheriff's Office)

MARION, Ind. (WISH) — A homicide investigation is underway in Grant County after a male was found dead Monday near a home in Marion, police say.

The sheriff is withholding the male’s identity out of consideration for his family.

Two men have been arrested, and a third person is in custody, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says.

At 10:24 p.m. Monday, dispatch received a call of an unconscious person in the 2700 block of West Avon Avenue, just west of downtown Marion. Upon arrival, deputies found a male dead on the property.

According to a release, detectives and patrol deputies found evidence at the scene consistent with the homicide being the manner of death.

An autopsy that was conducted Wednesday revealed the male died from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma that occurred during a physical assault, police say.

Investigators interviewed multiple people in two counties, which led to the arrests of Michael Davis 44, and James Watson, 44, in connection with the fatal stabbing. Both were being preliminary charged with murder.

A third suspect, Kourtney Thompson, was taken into custody, the sheriff’s department said Thursday night. She turned herself in near the Kempton Police Department on Thursday afternoon with the help of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office and a detective from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Thompson was going to be taken to Grant County, but a jail booking photo for her was not immediately available Thursday night.

All three suspects were being held without bond.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Grant County Crime Stoppers at 765-662-8477 or Detective Lt. Matthew Ogden at 765-662-9864, Ext. 4214.