5 family members discovered lifeless in Christmas tragedy, sheriff says

ATKINS, Ark. — The Pope County Sheriff’s workplace and Arkansas State Police are investigating a Christmas day homicide that left five people lifeless.

The dead our bodies had been found out round 5 p.m. on Friday within the small city of Atkins, Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones validated Saturday.

Deputies responded to a house for a probable homicide and discovered the horror.

Authorities did not demonstrate the normal supply of suggestions prompting the response.

all the victims have been feminine and covered two adults and three juveniles. Their a while latitude from eight to 50 years ancient, and all are believed to be connected, KATV reported.

It’s uncertain how they had been killed, however Jones pointed out some are believed to have died from gunshot wounds.

“at the moment, we accept as true with here is an isolated incident, and do not think that there is any continued danger to the native public,” Jones spoke of at a press conference Saturday.

Authorities did not reveal suspect counsel.

The victims’ bodies had been despatched to the state crime lab. No names were launched, KATV stated.

No extra assistance was immediately available. An investigation turned into underway, the sheriff’s workplace pointed out.

Atkins, a city of about 3,000 residents, is 66 miles northwest of Little Rock.

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