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.
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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.