The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is in the early stages of a death investigation after a body was found near Old Warren Road and Gibbins Road, a rural area south of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at approximately 3:33 PM Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area after the body of an unidentified person had been found by the property owner.  The body was found on the unimproved land of the property owner not far off of the roadway while the property owner was out visiting their land.

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“When investigators arrived, they did not find an immediate source of identification.  Therefore, we have very little information to go on at this time, but the investigators are actively processing the scene in effort to collect evidence.”, said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander, Major Gary McClain.  “The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for further forensic investigation as to the identification, cause, and manner of death.”

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it is available.  Anyone with information concerning the possible identity of the person or the circumstances surrounding their death is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Office Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 541-5496 Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM or the 24/7 dispatch center at (870) 541-5300.