Family remembers victims in Marion triple homicide as investigation continues

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MARION, Ind.-- Three people who were found dead inside a Marion home on Sunday have been identified as the investigation continues.

Javon Blackwell Sr., 42, Javon Blackwell Jr., 12 and Jayzon Blackwell, 11, died in the incident at a home in the 2300 block of S. Gallatin Street. Family memebers say the young boys had infectious personalities.

“Javon really loved sports, they were both really fun loving, just funny kids... they were just kids," said their aunt Kandra Messner. "Jayzon danced all the time and loved to play fortnite, they were very respectful boys, they were raised right.

Police say all three victims were shot to death inside the home. Police spent the day Sunday going in and out of the home and say they found what they believe to be narcotics.

The children lived in Anderson and attended Anderson Preparatory Academy, according to their mother. They were visiting their father in Marion. The school issued this statement:

“The Anderson Preparatory Academy family is devastated by the loss of two of our students. Our thoughts and prayers are with their mother, family, and friends. Counselors will be made available for all students, families, and faculty with more information to be forthcoming.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Marion Police Department at 765-662-9981.

A crowdfunding effort for funeral costs is underway here.

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