Tip line, reward fund established in double homicide

Blytheville police investigate double homicide
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville police are investigating a double homicide.

Captain Scott Adams with the Blytheville Police Department said officers were called to Cherrytree Food Mart on Chickasawba Street around 9:10 Saturday night.

Adams said the store owner, 62-year-old Bahadur "Bob" Dhillon, was found at the counter area and 56-year-old Anthony Tramble near the rear of the store, both dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

"Anthony was a good man, he didn't deserve what happened," said his wife, Suzanne Tramble.

Bobby Young, a store employee, said Dhillon would be missed by many in the community.

"They were good people, they would do anything in the world for you," said Young.

He said everyone that shopped at the store loved both Dhillon and Tramble.

Police have no suspects at this time.

Both bodies have been sent to the Arkansas Medical Examiner's office for autopsies.

Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson told Region 8 News Sunday night that a tip line has been set up specifically for this case.

The number for the tip line is (870) 278-7260. Thompson said anyone could call, text, or send a multimedia message directly to this line.

Blytheville police are also offering a $1,000 reward. There is also an account set up at Southern Bancorp Bank in Blytheville for people to donate to and help increase the reward in this case.

People can take a donation to the bank which is located at 120 South 2nd Street or you can call the bank at (870) 763-4443.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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