UPDATE: Police Identify Victims and Person of Interest in Monday Double Homicide

By Sabrina Ahmed | sahmed@weareiowa.com

Published 12/01 2015 06:08AM

Updated 12/01 2015 06:08AM

New details this morning in a Des Moines death investigation.  Police have identified the two people found dead inside a Des Moines home Monday on the 3900 block of Center Street.

Investigators found 36-year-old Bryon Howard and 31-year-old Heather Belieu dead.  Police have also released the name of a person of interest.  They want to interview 35-year-old Michael John Wanchanic. They ask you please contact police if you have any information on his whereabouts.

Authorities removed two children from a home Monday, after the discovery of the two victims dead inside the house. 

Neighbors say a couple in the mid to late 50's lived in the house.  They reportedly were always throwing parties and had people coming in and out of the home. 

Neighbors say they heard them arguing regularly, sometimes taking the fights outside, but it never appeared physical. 

We still don't know who the 911 caller was or how the children are related to the people found dead.  Neighbors say they are confused about the kids because they've never seen kids near the property.

These are the 18th and 19th homicides in Des Moines this year.

Those children, an infant and a toddler, were unharmed but taken to the hospital to be checked.

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