STRAWBERRY, Ark. – An incident from November where two were found dead in a home near Strawberry was a murder-suicide, a sheriff’s report ruled.
“On November 22, 2019 Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies, Arkansas State Police, along with first responders were dispatched to a residence just outside of Strawberry, Arkansas around 7:00 A.M. Deputies arrived on scene and found two deceased persons at the residence. We believe it is an isolated incident and perceive no apparent danger to the community. Both bodies have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The male subject was identified as 77 year old Hessie Lee Garvin Jr. which shot and killed Tammy Cloninger, 45, before turning the gun on himself.”