Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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Homicide Victim Found Near Fort Douglas

What started out as a vehicle fire near Fort Douglas on Wednesday, June 16 turned into much more when Deputy Edward Richards and Forestry Commission personnel discovered a homicide victim at a swimming hole on Big Piney Creek on County Road 5861. The original call was a vehicle fire and as personnel were speaking to the owner of the vehicle it was determined that his girlfriend was at a campsite with other subjects on Big Piney Creek. Officers accompanied the driver to the scene where they discovered the body of Alice Lloyd, age 40 of Hasty, Arkansas floating face-down in the water. After removing her from the water it was determined that she had been shot. A search warrant was written on the residence the driver of the vehicle shared with Ms. Lloyd in Newton County and evidence there led officers to believe Ms. Lloyd was killed at the residence and her body dumped in Johnson County. A 48 year-old male from Vendor, Arkansas was taken into custody by Newton County personnel. The investigation is continuing by personnel from Johnson County, Newton County and the Arkansas State Police.