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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Body found near Newport

  • The Jackson's County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible homicide after deputies found the body of 66-year-old Harald Lee Hagar on Jackson County Road 42 Tuesday afternoon.
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  • According to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas, the Sheriff's Department received a call form the Jonesboro Police Department at around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday morning regarding a possible murder that occurred in a rural area in Jackson County. At around 12:40 p.m. police say they found the body of Hagar in a ditch on County Road 42. According to police Hagar had been shot in the head. The body was transported to Jackson's Funeral Home and will be sent to the state medical examiners office for an autopsy. Lucas says they have questioned two people but no charges have been filed at this time as the investigation continues.

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