All the of the victims were female, with their ages ranging from eight to 50-years-old, police said Saturday. They have not been named by officers.
Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones said the suspect is believed to be among the dead, ABC reports. Jones added: ”It’s rare anywhere. We just need to pray for a family that’s just been devastated.’
Relatives of the two women and three girls have set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs, writing: ‘On Christmas day, we recieved [sic] unimaginable news.
‘5 of our precious relatives were found deceased in their home. A grandmother, mother, and 3 children, all taken from us.’
All the of the victims were female, with their ages ranging from eight to 50-years-old, police said Saturday. They have not been named by officers. Relatives of the two women and three girls have set up a GoFundMe using this image
‘We can’t fathom the pain or the cost of laying 5 of us to rest at once. We are devastated,’ the page adds.
Investigators from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office said they received a phone call at around 5:15pm on Friday indicating suspicious activity inside a home on the 5100 block of Pine Ridge Road near Atkins, some 65 miles northwest of Little Rock.
There they found ‘five individuals were located deceased in the home’.
In a statement police said: ‘At this time, we believe this to be an isolated incident, and do not feel that there is any continued danger to the local public.’
An investigation is ongoing. The probe is being conducted by the Pope County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Arkansas State Police.
Deputies from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office in Central Arkansas said on Friday that five people were found dead inside a home near Atkins