Three people were arrested during the weekend in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man found in a ravine, Tacoma police said.
One man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Friday and another Saturday, both for investigation of first-degree murder, according to jail records.
The men are suspected in the death of Jesus Isidor-Mendoza, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. A woman was also arrested on suspicion that she rendered criminal assistance.
It wasn’t immediately clear what happened or why police suspected the trio in connection to the death.
Investigators do not think anyone else was involved, Cool said.
Court records suggest the men arrested are both in their 40s, with a history of drug charges.
The News Tribune does not generally name suspects before they have been charged with a crime. Charges in the death of Isidor-Mendoza are expected later this week.
His body was found Feb. 9 in a wooded area in the 3000 block of Delin Street, between Interstate 5 and South Tacoma Way. He was last seen leaving his mother’s house Oct. 22 for a class at Pierce College, which police said he never made it to.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Isidor-Mendoza died from a stab wound to his neck.