State Police Investigating Possible Drug-Related Death in Greene County

NOVEMBER 1, 2005 - Posted at 3:46 p.m. CST

PARAGOULD, AR - Three people have been arrested in Greene County in connection with the discovery of a body found in a rural area on Saturday.

The body of 28-year-old Daniel Johnson of Paragould was found at approximately 12:30 Saturday in a field near Greene County Road 834, near the Bard community.

State Police believe Johnson may have died of a drug overdose, but are awaiting the results of an autopsy and toxicology reports.

Jennifer Petty, Leanna Pizzo and Michael Frias were all arrested in connection with the death, on charges of abuse of a corpse, which is a class D felony.  It is believed the suspects may have dumped the body in a field after the victim overdosed.