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SHANE JONES  ( read )
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Homicide Investigation Update




December 26, 2020

Incident: 20-14037



On December 25, 2020 shortly after 5:00PM, Pope County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an address in the 5100 Block of Pine Ridge Road on a report of a possible homicide. On deputies arrival five individuals were located deceased in the home.

All the victims were female, two adult females, and three juvenile females. Their ages range from 8 years old to 50 years of age, and all are believed to be related.

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.


This is still an active investigation with Pope County Sheriff's Investigators processing evidence with assistance from the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Crime Lab. We anticipate this being an in-depth investigation that will span many days in an effort to collect and process all the evidence on scene. 

More information will be released as it becomes available.