Body Found at West Memphis Home, Apparently Shot from Outside House

MARCH 18, 2005 - Posted at 2:33 p.m. CST

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Police in West Memphis say a man found dead in his home may have been dead for several days.

The body of 34-year-old Mario Smith was found Wednesday, and city police say it appears the man had been shot from outside the home, perhaps on Monday.

Officers were summoned to the area Monday but found nothing when they arrived.  Two days later, Smith's body was found in the house.

The body was sent to the state Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for an autopsy.

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