Homicide investigation: State police probing man’s death near Eureka Springs

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Arkansas State Police are investigating a homicide reported last week by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from the ASP.

Special agents from the ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division have been assigned to the case, the press release says.

CCSO Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye confirmed that the sheriff’s office requested assistance from the state police. Frye said deputies responded to a residence at 674 Carroll County Road 116 near Eureka Springs on Thursday afternoon to check on an open door.

“The deputies discovered an individual inside who was deceased,” Frye said.

The ASP press release identified the victim as

Christopher Alvard, 37. Alvard’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to determine the exact cause and manner of death, according to the press release.

The press release said the investigation is continuing. No arrests had been reported by Monday afternoon.

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