Victim had bag over head; hands bound

JONESBORO, Ark. – A particularly disturbing detail has been confirmed by the Jonesboro Police Department regarding the homicide investigation which began Tuesday night.

The victim, 33 year old Felecia Channell, was found dead with her hands bound behind her back. She had a plastic bag placed over her head.

This new information was confirmed Wednesday night by Public Information Specialist Sally Smith.

Previous press releases indicated the family found the victim in the state she was in Tuesday night. Channell had been reported missing at about 6:45 PM Tuesday. By 7:30 PM, family gained entry into her home. They found her in her bedroom floor. Now, we know she was found with a plastic bag over her head and her hands behind her back.

This explains why police suspected homicide but couldn’t release the cause of death.

JPD said they were sending the body to the State Crime Lab. A release said police expected to learn the precise cause of death after the autopsy. Evidence indicates murder, Smith said.

A person of interest exists in the case, Smith confirmed Wednesday night to NEA Report.

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