Man found dead in Hot Spring County identified, woman still unidentified

HOT SPRING COUNTY (KATV) - The man found shot to death in Hot Spring County on Friday has been identified.

Deputies were called to Spot Efird Road near Highway 9, where they found two bodies in the woods - one man and one woman. The sheriff's office Tuesday announced the man was Robert Walton, a Malvern resident in his mid 40s. The woman has not yet been identified but authorities said they planned to collect a DNA sample from her body Tuesday to confirm who she is.

Investigators said a vehicle was found nearby and the bodies were already decomposing so they may have been there for three or four days. Deputies believe this is a murder-suicide case but all evidence has been forwarded to the State Crime Lab to confirm cause of death.