Firefighters Find Murder Victims in Maynard

May 5, 2003
Posted at: 7:18 p.m. CDT

MAYNARD, Ark. -- Maynard fire department responders found much more than a burning house in the Randolph County town early Monday morning.

Arkansas State Police investigators say the bodies of a Daniel Watkins and his wife, Jennifer, were found in the front yard of their home by firefighters responding to a call.

The ASP says that the victims appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. The bodies have been sent to the state medical examiners office for autopsies and the investigation is continuing.