Body found near highway, suspect arrested

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:09 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 5:55 PM CST
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MONETTE, Ark. (KAIT) - Sheriff’s detectives are investigating after a body was discovered beside a Craighead County highway.

A driver discovered the victim’s body around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, near the intersection of Highway 18 and Craighead County 510 in Monette.

According to Chief Deputy Justin Rolland, the body was lying beside a parked vehicle.

The body was later identified as Chad Decker.

He said the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division is working on the case.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Keith Alan Henderson was arrested in connection with Decker’s murder. A judge charged him with second-degree murder and was given a $500,000 bond.

Online records show Henderson was released on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates as they become available.