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Press Release: Out Of State Homicide Evidence Found At HS WalMart – HOT SPRINGS

Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Press Release – HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT (Officer First Class Omar Cervantes, Public Information/Community Action Team)

Missouri Homicide Evidence Recovered In HS

On October 28th, 2020 at approximately 12:35 p.m., Hot Springs Police Department officers responded to Wal-Mart, 1544 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR, in reference to a suspicious package.

Upon arrival, officers discovered possible evidence in a trash bag in the back of a pick-up truck. The owner of the pick- up truck was interviewed.

Investigators learned through video surveillance the trash bag was placed into the back of the truck at another location at a local hotel the night before by an unknown individual. It was later discovered that the evidence is connected to a homicide in Deerfield, Missouri.

The Hot Springs Police Department is now assisting Missouri Highway Police and the Vernon County Missouri Sheriff’s Department in this investigation.

For further information about this case please contact the Vernon County Missouri Sheriff’s Department.