The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation along Gibb Anderson Road just south of Grider Field Ladd Road after the body of an unidentified female was found along the roadside at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday.


“When investigators arrived, they did not find a source of identification. Therefore, there is very little information to go on at this time,” said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. “Without an autopsy and forensics report from the State Medical Examiner’s Office, our investigators are left to comb through potential missing person’s cases to aid them in determining the identity of the body found.”


Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley said that an autopsy will be performed by the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office today.


Anyone with information concerning the possible identity of the person mentioned in this investigation or the circumstances surrounding their death is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (870) 541-5496 Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 24/7 at (870) 541-5300.


Information can also be provided via email at tips@jeffcoso.org, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jcso1830, and Twitter @JeffCtySO. Caller’s anonymity is guaranteed. A reward may be offered for information leading the arrest and/or conviction the suspect(s) in this case.