Jessica Berg

Jessica Berg

Victim sought restraining order day before slaying

Kokomo — One of the women found dead Friday in a Courtland Avenue home placed a restraining order the day before against the man who police arrested in connection with the triple homicide investigation.

Lt. Don Whitehead, a spokesman for the Kokomo Police Department, confirmed this afternoon he was aware of the restraining order, but he had no further details.

According to online court records, Jessica Berg, 28, Gas City, filed on Thursday a petition for an order of protection against Jeremy M. Blanchard, 30, Gas City.

Berg, along with her mother, Rebecca Berg, 57, and David McPike, 62, were found dead Friday morning in McPike’s home in the 1500 block of Courtland Avenue.

Kokomo police sent out a nationwide announcement that the department was looking for Blanchard as a “person of interest” in the investigation. Kentucky State Police arrested him in London, Ky., later that night.

Whitehead would not comment on Blanchard’s association with any of the victims.

The Howard County coroner was conducting an autopsy of the victims this afternoon. Results likely won’t be available until early Sunday, Whitehead said.

Also see posts for Rebecca Berg and David McPike.


irisrivera28 said...

This is truly heart breaking. This girl was a wonderful person. She will truly be missed. I love you jessica! Sisters forever! Muah....

Andy said...
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Andy said...

I think about this incident from time to time. I had many great memories with this entire family. Jessica and Becky were two wonderful people and would do anything for anyone. This whole thing is totally heartbreaking! I will continue to keep Alex in my prayers as he continues to grow up.

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