BREAKING: State medical examiner’s office officially identifies Randolph County homicide victim as Linda Collins-Smith

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From the Arkansas State Police:

FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION OFFICIAL:
RANDOLPH COUNTY HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS LINDA COLLINS-SMITH

June 6, 2019

The Arkansas State Police has received confirmation this morning from the state medical examiner that the remains discovered at a homicide scene in Randolph County late Tuesday (June 4, 2019) are those of former state senator, Linda Collins-Smith.

Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division along with deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their work related to the case.

At this juncture in the investigation, the Arkansas State Police does not anticipate any further statements related to the case until an arrest may occur.

Yesterday, prosecutor Henry Boyce released a statement to the media stating a body was found at the residence of the former state senator, but the condition of the body prevented positive identification.

Boyce Statement Collins-Smith

Circuit Court Judge Harold Irwin granted prosecutor Boyce’s request the files in the case be sealed. See Irwin’s order below:

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