Child, 2 adults dead after Arkansas fire; homicide suspected

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 15, 2019 at 10:58 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

EARLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say the deaths of a child, the child's mother and a man found inside a burning home are being investigated as homicides.

Crittenden County Sheriff's Chief Todd Grooms said firefighters discovered the bodies shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the home in Earle, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock.

Grooms declined to say how they died or release their names and ages. He described the child as "young" and said the man and woman are not believed to be related. He didn't say whether a suspect is in custody.

Grooms said the bodies were sent to the state medical examiner's office to determine the causes of death. The state fire marshal's office will determine the cause of the fire.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    KSL Weather Forecast