TAPD discovers deceased man on welfare check at Fox Creek Apartments

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TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) says they discovered a deceased man inside an apartment after a welfare check at a local apartment complex.

TAPD says the man was identified as 40-year-old Earnest Jackson from Chicago, Illinois.

Police say they discovered a deceased man inside an apartment at the Fox Creek Apartments (4303 County Avenue) on May 25 after 9:30 a.m. Police say the apartment manager told the dispatcher that a resident in his forties had not been seen or heard from in about a week. According to police, the apartment manager requested a welfare check on the man.

Detectives were notified upon the discovery of the deceased man. TAPD says the detectives are working the case as a homicide, and following up on leads.

Anyone with any information on the deceased man or his death is asked to call the TAPD criminal investigation division at 903-798-3154 or Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP (7867).