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Investigation continues after body found on Curtview Drive

Jonesboro police also respond to shooting, stabbing during busy Friday
Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after being found Friday afternoon by juveniles in a ditch along Curtview Drive.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant, officers got a call around 3:50 p.m. Friday about the body being discovered.

Jonesboro police said the body was found by juveniles.

Jonesboro Police are on scene at Allen Park after the discovery of a deceased person by some juveniles playing in a ditch. CID is beginning their Investigation.

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Friday, May 14, 2021

Jonesboro Police Department Public Information Specialist Sally Smith said the juveniles found the body near Allen Park.

Yarkeisha Riley lives in the area and says it was a scary experience.

“I’ve got kids out here playing in this neighborhood, and I don’t want my kids witnessing stuff like that. I know it’s a part of life, but I don’t want them witnessing stuff like that. It’s horrible,” said Riley.

She expressed her condolences.

During a two-hour period Friday, Jonesboro police also responded to a shooting at the intersection of Aggie Road and Fisher Street and a stabbing on Race Street.

Anyone with information on the investigation can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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