Police holding two individuals in connection with double homicide

The Marion County Sheriff's Department now has two individuals in custody who are of interest in Tuesday's double homicide.

Danny Blansett, 41, and Brett Smith, 47, were found brutally murdered near Blansett's home at 1230 Kokomo Road in Marion County. After they didn't show up for work on Monday, their boss drove to out to contact them and found some bloody items on the ground. He then called the Sheriff's office. Hours later their bodies were found in a wooded area close to the home. One had been stabbed, the other beaten to death. This investigation is ongoing.

Authorities have not identified the two individuals being held for questioning. If you have any information in this case you are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 601-736-5051.