UPDATE: MARCH 5, 2017 @ 6PM
According to the Benton Police Department, Detectives are conducting a death investigation near Gum and Thompson Streets. Officers responded to the area after 911 dispatchers received a call, about 2:50 p.m. Sunday, March 5, of a possible dead body.
Benton Police Department detectives have been assisting detectives from the Pine Bluff Police Department on a missing person and possible homicide investigation, which led to the location in Benton. The Benton Fire Department and Saline County Coroner’s Office are assisting in the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play.
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ORIGINAL: MARCH 5, 2017 @ 5PM
The Benton Police Department says Officers are conducting a crime scene investigation due to a body found at Gum and Thompson Streets in the south end of Benton. The PD is asking drivers to use an alternative route. This is an ongoing investigation and details will be released when available.