Sheriff: Man arrested in slayings of 3 in Indiana home

SUMAVA RESORTS, Ind. (AP) — Police arrested a man in connection with the slayings of three people found dead in a rural northwestern Indiana home.

Newton County Sheriff Thomas VanVleet tells WLFI-TV (http://bit.ly/2bQYZqY ) that 24-year-old Sebastian Wedding was arrested in connection with the killings of the two men and a woman. Their bodies were found Sunday night in a home at Sumava Resorts, an unincorporated town about 35 miles south of Gary.

Booking photo shows Sebastian Wedding. (Photo Provided/Newton County Sheriff's Office)
Booking photo shows Sebastian Wedding. (Photo Provided/Newton County Sheriff’s Office)

Wedding is being held at the Newton County Jail on a preliminary murder charge.

It was unclear when Wedding was arrested and whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf. The sheriff’s department did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

Newton County Coroner Scott McCord said officers responding to a 911 call of a bleeding man found the three bodies around 8 p.m. Sunday in the home.

McCord said there was “no suicide associated with this” and the case was being investigated as a triple homicide. He said an officer found a 20-year-old man dead in one room while the bodies of a 23-year-old man and a woman in her 30s were discovered in an adjacent bedroom.

McCord said all three were victims of trauma. He said autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday. He had no other details and said the victims’ identities would be released once their families have been notified.

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