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[ISP] Two Arrested In Death Investigation
Start Date: 5/2/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/2/2014
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Henry County – Around 6 p.m. on Sunday, 4/13/14, officers were called to the area of Montgomery Creek, just off of Grant City Road in Henry County, for the report of a deceased male. The body was located by a passerby as they walked along the Grant City Road just south of Grant City in South West Henry County.

An autopsy done later that week identified the body as that of Zachary (Zackery) D. Soots, age 23 from Indianapolis. As part of the ongoing investigation into Mr. Soots death, two people were arrested and charged this afternoon.

Arrested and charged with Murder was Edward H. Thompson, age 34 of Indianapolis. Also arrested was Melissa York, age 26 of Fairland, Indiana. York is charged with Assisting a Criminal, Class “C” Felony. Both were lodged in the Henry County Jail.

These arrests are the result of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the by the Henry County Special Investigations Team. This team consists of investigators from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the New Castle Police Department, the Indiana State Police Pendleton District and the Henry County Prosecutor’s Office.

Investigators stress that the investigation is ongoing, and is asking for the public’s help. Anyone with any information about Mr. Soots and his last known whereabouts are asked to call Indiana State Police Detective Scott Jarvis at 765-778-2121, or Sergeant Elmer New of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, or Scott Ullery of the New Castle Police Department at 765-529-4901. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

This release was prepared for the Henry County Special Investigation’s Team by the Indiana State Police at their request. Any further questions should be directed to the office of the Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. John Bowling
Phone: 765-778-2121
Email: jbowling@isp.in.gov
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