Additional Information in Vernon County Homicide Case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A trash bag that was found in Hot Springs contained evidence connected to a homicide that happened in Missouri, police reported Thursday.

Hot Springs officers responded to the Walmart on Malvern Avenue around 12:35 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a suspicious package, according to police. When officers arrived on the scene, they found possible evidence in a trash back that was in the back of a pick-up truck.

Police said after interviewing the owner of the pick-up, investigators learned through video surveillance that the trash bag was placed into the back of the truck at a nearby hotel the night before by an unknown individual. Investigators later found out that the evidence was connected to a homicide in Deerfield, Missouri.

Hot Springs police are now assisting Missouri Highway Police and the Vernon County Missouri Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.