Both victims were employees of Cummins, Inc. in Seymour, Indiana.
Messel is accused of murdering 22-year-old Indiana University student Hannah Wilson in April.
Hannah Wilson's funeral is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday in Fishers and is open to the community.
Police do not plan to release any new information on Hannah Wilson's death until an investigation is complete.
Police identified a body found in Brown County as Hannah Wilson, an IU student who was reported missing Friday.
Samuel Sallee, 57, was charged with four counts of murder for killing four people in a house in Waynesville in 2013.
The grant will go toward collecting and analyzing data on violent deaths across the state.
The man accused of shooting and killing four people last year will go to trial in February.
Police also say the slayings likely happened recently, but that the suspect indicated there could be additional victims going back 20 years.
Samual Sallee is being held in Bartholomew County on four charges of murder, after four Columbus residents were killed last May.