Late Breaking News

Forensic identification official: Randolph County homicide victim identified as Linda Collins-Smith

June 6, 2019

The State Police said today that the state medical examiner had confirmed, as anticipated, that the female found dead Monday at her home on Highway 90 West in Pocahontas was former Republican Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, 57.

The Arkansas State Police Public Affairs Office issued the following statement this morning:

“The Arkansas State Police has received confirmation this morning from the state medical examiner that the remains discovered at a homicide scene in Randolph County late Tuesday (June 4, 2019) are those of former state senator, Linda Collins-Smith.

Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division along with deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff's Department are continuing their work related to the case.

At this juncture in the investigation, the Arkansas State Police does not anticipate any further statements related to the case until an arrest may occur.”

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