Two arrested in Henry Co. murder

Mugshot of Edward Thompson
Mugshot of Edward Thompson

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Two people are under arrest for the murder of a 23-year-old man found last month in Henry County.

According to an Indiana State Police, in April, a passerby discovered the body walking near Montgomery Creek just off of Grant City Road, south of Grant City. An autopsy identified the man as 23-year-old Zackery D. Soots of Indianapolis.

Edward H. Thompson, age 34 of Indianapolis is charged with murder in the case. Melissa York, 26, of Fairland is also under arrest. York is charged with assisting a criminal.

Thompson and York are being held in the Henry County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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