According to a press release, Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department are investigating a suspicious death. Officers were dispatched to 5608 W. Carbon St. around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a welfare check. Once inside, a male was found unresponsive.


The male has been identified as 66 year old Billy Shawn Holbert of Pine Bluff. Holbert was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner K. Phillips. Holbert’ s body was sent to the State Crime Lab for autopsy pending further investigation.


No other information was immediately available.


Anyone with information should contact the Detective Division at 730-2090 or the dispatch center at 541-5300. Information can also be shared on the department’s Facebook page.


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