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5 Female Victims Found Dead in One Home

Two women and three girls were discovered in a home in northwest Arkansas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 27, 2020 8:30 AM CST

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Two women and three girls have been found dead in a home in northwest Arkansas in what authorities said are being investigated as suspected homicides. Deputies responded to a call around 5pm Friday and found the five people dead in a home in Atkins, a city about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock, said Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones. The dead were between 8 and 50 years old and are all believed to have been related, per the AP.

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Jones said during a short news conference Saturday that authorities did not immediately have a suspect and that at least some of the people were shot. He did not provide further details. “At this time, we believe this to be an isolated incident, and do not feel that there is any continued danger to the local public,” he said. “We do believe that this is domestic related, possibly.” Deputies are investigating the deaths with the help of the Arkansas State Police.

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