Son looking for answers into father’s murder

The Bradford man was found shot to death on his own property
Authorities are investigating a homicide in Jackson County. (Source: KARK)
Authorities are investigating a homicide in Jackson County. (Source: KARK)((Source: KARK))
Published: Mar. 22, 2019 at 6:03 AM CDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police want to know who shot a 56-year-old Bradford man multiple times.

Phillip Wayne Pratt’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in a field off County Road 6.

Little Rock television station KARK reports that Pratt, 56, had gone missing over the weekend.

Sheriff David Lucas said Pratt had “multiple gunshot wounds.”

Pratt’s son lost his father just two weeks after he lost his mother to a heart attack.

“I believe in God and sometimes you know when hard things happen you think, you know, why is this happening to me all at once?" his son, also named Philip Pratt, told KARK.

The coroner transferred the body to Newport where it was later taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy.

Right now, investigators have no suspects.

Anyone with any information on this homicide should contact the sheriff’s office at 870-523-5842.

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