Person of interest in Stone County murders

A release from Arkansas State Police indicated progress in the investigation into four murders in Stone County. Below is the full release:

New investigative leads in the murders of four Stone County residents last week are directing Arkansas State Police Special Agents toward a person of interest who has been placed in custody on unrelated charges at an undisclosed jail.

While area residents should continue to be vigilant at their homes and while traveling through the area, the state police has not found any evidence to indicate an imminent threat related to this particular investigation.

Last Thursday (April 21st) the bodies of Shirley Watters, 77, and her son, James Watters, 55, were found dead in their home. Both had been shot inside the house at 646 Northcutt Road. Several hours later, the bodies of William Clinton Trammell, 75, and his wife, Sharon, 72, were found murdered, both shot at their residence a short distance from the Watters residence south of Mountain View.

Agents assigned to the case are continuing their investigative work and will keep the public updated with information related to the murder investigations.

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