AR - Five dead at residence in Atkins on Christmas Day in suspected murder-suicide, 25 DEC 2020

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  1. uburoi1

    uburoi1 Well-Known Member

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    Five people were found dead at a residence in Atkins, Arkansas, on Christmas Day in a suspected homicide.

    The bodies were found by deputies about 5:15 p.m. on Pine Ridge Road, according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said it believes all five were relatives.

    An investigation is ongoing into the suspected homicide.

    Atkins, a town of about 3,000 people, is in central Arkansas, about 70 miles northwest of Little Rock.​


    5 killed in Arkansas in suspected homicide on Christmas
     


  2. Gibbo214

    Gibbo214 Well-Known Member

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    How awful.
     
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  3. tmar

    tmar Well-Known Member

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    Wonder what occurred at the residence on Christmas Day: could it have been an unwanted person arriving?
    Just my own thinking, of possible happenings.:(:(
     
  4. ChatteringBirds

    ChatteringBirds Well-Known Member

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    Condolences to their relatives.
     
  5. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Precious little info out there right now. They were found about 15 hours ago, apparently after LE received a call about “possible victims”.

    Police investigating a possible homicide involving multiple victims in Pope County | 5newsonline.com
    From the above article:

    From this article below that was posted earlier:
    5 killed in Arkansas in suspected homicide on Christmas Day
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    The call was made at 5:14 pm on Christmas Day, and LE discovered the victims at 5:15 pm, just a minute later. That is a quick response time, and it IS a small town so easy to account for I think.

    What an unspeakable tragedy.
    I can imagine a murder/suicide scenario.
    With so many deceased, it may take LE/ME awhile to sort through it all.
    So many lives affected by this carnage on Christmas Day, and we have seen it before unfortunately. God bless them all.
     
  6. Razz

    Razz Well-Known Member

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    It's strange that LE happened to get a call for a welfare check at this particular residence. Or if you could call it a welfare check. So who called and how did they know? Sounds familial. Not enough gifts, maybe?!
     
  7. Synergizer Bunny

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    From the below linked article: "Police also revealed guns were involved and the ages of the victims range from eight years old to 50 years old."

    It makes me wonder if it was a murder-suicide type of situation and if someone unable to reach the family called police for a welfare check. Very tragic.

    Five people dead at Arkansas home on Christmas day | thv11.com
     
  8. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I was so hoping no children were involved, but with the number of victims, I figured it was a possibility. This is horrible.

    The area shown in the link appears to be fairly rural.
     
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  9. Rosegold68

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    How horrible!
     
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    Ages 8-50 !!!
    Oh no-- how sad.
    Hopefully LE can figure out the "who" and the "why" soon.
    Just breaks my heart
     
  11. JMapes

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    Lusitana Well-Known Member

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    No males, uh? Just female victims... Is anyone "missing"?
     
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    5 women, girls found dead at Arkansas home in apparent homicide

    Police reported to the scene on Friday night after a family member visited the home in Atkins, Arkansas, and found the five dead bodies, according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office.

    While they have not identified a suspect, they do not believe anyone is at large. The suspect is believed to be among the dead, Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones said at a press conference Saturday afternoon.

    (bbm)
     
  14. uburoi1

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    Will there have been a religious component?
     
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  15. Gibbo214

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    So the shooter was a female too?
     
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    There is a go.......me included in some atkins arkansas news stories. Then you can find family.
     
  17. Lusitana

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    Wow. I wonder what really happened.
     
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    Familicide?

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  20. ChatteringBirds

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    Not what we were expecting, a mother or grandmother this time. I hope the four victims were asleep and never knew what happened to them.
     

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