UPDATE 4/17/2019: The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office has identified the three people who were found dead in Earle on Monday as 42-year-old Kendrick Jones, 25-year-old Chassidy Brown and 5-year-old Josiah Brown.
There is still no suspect information. This is an ongoing investigation.
EARLE, Ark. (localmemphis.com) — Three people are dead after a shooting and house fire in Earle, Arkansas, Monday.
Family friends tell Local 24 News three people were killed off Highway 64. Their bodies were discovered after firefighters responded to a house fire on Bailey Street around 12: 48 a.m.
“They told me they had been shot,” said Alexcia Webster.
Webster, who identified herself as a cousin, was on the scene all morning. She said she knew the couple who lived inside the trailer well.
“We always go over here and play,” she said. “He’s got a pool. We’d watch the game on his front porch.”
Local 24 News has learned the three victims were a man, woman and a five-year boy.
“The boy was her son,” said Webster.
Local 24 News saw multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Crittenden Sheriff’s Department and Earle Police.
Michael Knight, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said a field agent is assisting local law enforcement after guns were found in the house.
At a press conference Chief Todd Grooms would only confirm this is a homicide investigation.
Grooms said the woman was the mother of the child, but the man’s relation to them is unknown.
“I ask that we all say a prayer for those families going through this,” Grooms said.
Grooms would not mention any information about the victims being shot. He also would not give any information on a possible suspect or if anyone is in custody.
The bodies of the victims will be examined by the state medical examiner’s office in Little Rock.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (870) 732-4444.