Police arrest suspect in connection with murder of Kokomo man
KOKOMO, Ind.– Police say a suspect is in custody in connection with the murder of a father of two young girls in Kokomo.
Marcus D. Byars, 31, of Kokomo, was arrested around 9:45 a.m. Thursday on one count of murder.
On Monday, the body of 29-year-old Jason Heck was found on the floor of a picnic pavilion outside a UAW building at 2761 North 50 East by a man who works nearby.
Heck leaves behind two young daughters. Investigators are still determining the events that led to the killing.
A sign above the picnic pavilion claims the area is under video surveillance, although police won’t confirm if they have video of the crime. The area sits just a few feet away from a county road.