SUMAVA RESORTS — A Cedar Lake man was arrested Monday in connection with the slayings of three people found dead in their home, an official said.

Sebastian Wedding, 24, is being held without bond at the Newton County Jail on a preliminary murder charge, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

It was unclear if Wedding had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The county's prosecutor is still investigating the killings and has not yet filed formal charges in the deaths, a spokeswoman said.

The Newton County Sheriff's Department and EMS were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Sunday to the 11400 block of North County Road 250 West for a report of a man bleeding, Newton County Coroner Scott McCord said.

The bodies of Justin L. Babbs, 20, Richard R. Thomas, 23, and Kimberly A. Spears, 39, were found Sunday evening in a home at Sumava Resorts, an unincorporated community along the Kankakee River near Lake Village, Indiana.

All three had multiple stab wounds and their deaths are being investigated as a triple homicide, McCord said.

An elderly woman who was apparently allowing the three victims to live at her home called 911 about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and reported that a bleeding man was inside her home, he said. Officers arrived to find that 20-year-old man dead and the bodies of the two others dead in another room.

Thomas was the primary resident of the home but authorities believe all three were living there, according to McCord's office.

Investigators began looking into leads after interviewing residents in the area. Capt. Shannon Cothran with the Newton County Sheriff's Department said investigators "determined pretty quickly" that Wedding was a suspect in the killings, but he declined to elaborate on what led them to that conclusion.

Wedding was arrested around 9 a.m. 

Autopsies were performed Monday at the Tippecanoe County morgue in Lafayette. It was determined all three died from multiple stab wounds, according to a news release from the Newton County coroner's office. Toxicology tests are pending.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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