Body found next to U of A main campus, victim murdered

Body found next to U of A main campus, victim murdered

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Police in Northwest Arkansas are looking into a murder just outside of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville main campus.

According to a campus alert sent to students, Fayetteville police told campus police they found a body on Sunday between the main campus and a parking lot at the baseball stadium in a wooded area.

The body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy on Tuesday. The preliminary autopsy report showed the cause of death was murder through blunt force trauma.

The campus alert said the murder happened outside of campus property and that the victim was not a student. However, the University of Arkansas Police Department asked its students in the alert to request police escorts when walking in the dark.

Campus police are asking anyone with information about the murder to call them at (479) 575-2222.

Click here to read the full email alert sent to students.

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