Police in the southeast Iowa town of Washington are looking for two “persons of interest” in a homicide investigation. They’ve released photos of two men in their twenties. One goes by Memphis. Police describe him as white, around six feet tall with no upper front teeth and tattoos on both arms.
The other is named Brandon. He’s described as also being white around six feet tall with short black hair, blue eyes and a two to three inch scar on his forehead. The two may be from Michigan and are thought to be involved in the construction industry. Officers say both were in Washington November 22.
Early that morning, Robert Thomas Blankenship of Washington was found unconscious outside the 4th Avenue Bar and Grill in an area where several people had been involved in an altercation. Blankenship later died at an Iowa City Hospital. Anyone with information about them is encouraged to contact Washington Police at (319) 653-2256.
Contributed by Nick Wilkens, KCII, Washington