Burned vehicle with human remains found in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – On May 2nd around 9:30 am officers of the Jonesboro Police Department were sent to the area close to Trinity Railcar in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Officers arriving on the scene located a truck that was completely destroyed by fire.

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Upon investigation it was found that a person was in the vehicle during the fire. The death is being listed as suspicious at this time. The body will be sent to the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death. The name of the deceased will not be released until the family is notified. This investigation will be a collaborative effort with the Jonesboro Police Department, Jonesboro Fire Department and the Craighead County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone who may have been in the area of Barnhill Road since Saturday April 28th who may have information on the incident please call 870-935-STOP or the Jonesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 870-935-6710.

Featured photo, press release submitted by Sgt. Lyle Waterworth, JPD.


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