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Police release photos connected to Washington homicide


WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- Police have released photos of two men described as "persons of interest" in the death of 45 year-old Robert Blankenship.

Police say both men were in Washington on Nov. 22, when Blankenship was killed. Both men may be from Michigan and involved in the construction industry.

One of the men goes by the name Memphis. He is described as 20-25 years-old, about 6' tall, 160 pounds, no teeth on the top in the front of his mouth, tattoos on both arms and may have fractured one of his feet within the last week.

The other man is named Brandon. Police say he is 27 years-old, 6' tall, 170-175 pounds, short black hair, blue eyes, trimmed beard and mustache and a 2-3 inch scar on the right side of his forehead.

Police say a third man was seen with Memphis and Brandon, but do not have a photo. That man is described as in his 30's, short in height, wearing glasses and with a reverse mohawk hair cut.

Blankenship was found unconscious outside the Fourth Avenue Bar and Grill in Washington on Nov. 22. He died at the hospital a short time later. Witnesses told police there was a fight involving several people.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washington Police Department at 319-653-2256 or the Washington Communications Center at 319-653-2107.

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