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Heber Springs Police Investigating Bizarre Funeral Home Shooting

FEBRUARY 19, 2007 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CST

 

HEBER SPRINGS, AR - Funeral homes are traditionally considered places of quiet, and peace.  A final peace, perhaps.  But quiet and peaceful is not the way police describe what happened at a funeral home in Heber Springs over the weekend.

A shooting there left the Cleburne County coroner hospitalized and his father injured in what police say appears to be a family dispute.

Heber Springs police arrived at the Olmstead Funeral Home Saturday morning to find the 56-year-old coroner Dwight Olmstead and his father, 75-year-old Tom Olmstead, both suffering from gunshot wounds, after what police say was a father-son argument. 

The incident has left the community somewhat shocked.  "Well, I know there's been some Olmstead family problems in the past, but we've had family problems in the past," said Heber resident Tom Bayzer.

The Olmstead Funeral Home is the oldest business in Heber Springs.

Both men's injuries are considered non life-threatening, and the incident remains under investigation by the HSPD.

 

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