Arkansas State Police leading suspected homicide investigation in Yellville, Arkansas

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UPDATE — During the course of a death investigation in Yellville tonight, additional evidence and information have been revealed that may change the course of the ongoing investigation.  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police will now await a formal ruling by the state medical examiner who will determine the manner of death.

YELLVILLE, Ark. — Marion County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police lead a suspected homicide investigation after a man was found dead in his home in Yellville.

Authorities have identified the man as Christopher Smith, 86, and says he died from an apparent gunshot wound. According to officers, a family member discovered Smith around noon on Tuesday, August 24.

Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division are currently in Marion County collecting evidence.

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