Arkansas State Police investigating Independence County homicide

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The Arkansas State Police announced Wednesday they are investigating a homicide that occurred in Newark, Independence County, on Tuesday.

Police say that a man was discovered deceased inside apartments at 805 Long Street in Newark. A caretaker discovered the body inside the apartment shortly before 2:15 p.m., according to police.

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department requested the Arkansas State Police’s criminal investigation division to assist the deputies in the investigation.

The victim’s body and evidence have been collected by state police and have been submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. Forensics will determine the identity of the deceased and help agents ascertain the time and manner of death.

One person is being detained and being questioned by state police at the Independence County Detention Center.