Poinsett Authorities Investigating Mysterious Weekend Death near Trumann

APRIL 26, 2004 - Posted at 11:07 a.m. CDT, updated at 11:25 a.m.

TRUMANN, AR - Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills told K8 News this morning that his office is investigating the mysterious death of a Trumann area man.  The man was found dead around noon Sunday in the living room floor of a residence south of Trumann.

Mills says Poinsett County deputies and paramedics were dispatched to 30353 Ditch 23 Road after receiving a 911 emergency call at 11:56 a.m. Sunday.  Upon arrival, deputies and paramedics found a woman lying in the front yard of the residence.  She was described as "incoherent" and was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.  The name of the woman has not been released, the Sheriff said he was not at liberty to reveal the nature of her injuries at this time, her condition is unknown.

Inside the home, authorities found the body of 53-year-old Woodrow Turner, Jr.  Foul play is suspected in the death, and the Arkansas State Police are also involved in the investigation of this incident.  Turner's body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.