TIPS collageUPDATE: The Saline County Coroner’s Office is confirming the identity of the deceased suspect is the person the Pine Bluff Police Department has been investigating

Detectives with the Benton Police Department are conducting a death investigation near Gum and Thompson. 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 also 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 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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