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Man jailed on murder charge after victim's body found in ditch

Arkansas State Police say Kirkland Warren of Pine Bluff was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center. (Photo courtesy: Jefferson County Jail)

A 22-year-old man is facing murder charges after a man was found dead in a ditch near Stuttgart.

Arkansas State Police say Kirkland Warren of Pine Bluff was arrested for first-degree murder and is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center.

State Police were asked to assist the Arkansas County Sheriff's Department on Monday when the body of an unidentified man was found in a roadside ditch off Hwy. 79 and Gingrich Rd. Authorities say the deceased male had an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The body was sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and to determine the cause of death.

The State Police Criminal Investigation Division will prepare an investigative file and submit its findings to the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney for review.


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