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Man arrested after two people found dead in hotel room

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- A Michigan City man was arrested after two people were found deceased in a motel room early Tuesday morning after Michigan City Police conducted a welfare check. He is facing drug charges and failure to report a dead body.

Police went to the motel on Franklin Street around 1:15 a.m. to check on the welfare of a 29-year-old man.

Officers observed a deceased individual in the motel room through a window, reports said.

After officers gained access to the room they found three people in the room, but two were deceased.

The two deceased individuals were identified as 26-year-old Christina Rossetti and 29-year-old Zachary Granzo.

The third individual in the room was taken to the Michigan City Police Department.

The La Porte County Drug Task Force was called in to lead the investigation into the deaths of Rossetti and Granzo.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the room and seized illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Following a 16-hour investigation, Jesse J. Brockman was arrested on one count of dealing methamphetamine and two counts of failure to report a dead body.

Anyone that may have any information on this incident is encouraged to contact Lt. Richardson at (219) 874-3221, Ext. 1068.

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