Police Arrest 2 Men In Cumberland Double Homicide

Michael Bell, 22, Jeremy Priel, 25, In Custody

Two men have been arrested in connection with the slayings of a Cumberland man and his 7-year-old niece.

Investigators said Michael Bell, 22, turned himself in to authorities at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Later in the morning, police arrested Jeremy Priel, 25, of Indianapolis.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said investigators recovered the gun they believe was used to commit the crime, RTV6's Chris Proffitt reported.

Investigators did not release details of the arrest or what charges Bell and Priel faced.

Jeremy Crane, 21, and Kyleigh Crane, 7, were found shot to death inside a relative’s home in the 600 block of Woodlark Drive last week.

Kyleigh Crane and Jeremy Crane

Crane was babysitting his niece when the shooting happened, and police said they found no signs of forced entry into the home.

Family members said Sunday that Bell lived across the street from them when Jeremy Crane was growing up.

Homicide detectives said they’re still working to determine a motive behind the shootings.

Bell and Priel were taken into custody at the Marion County Jail.

Curry said he plans to file a 72-hour hold on both suspects Monday, and formal murder charges are expected to follow later in the week.

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