Deaths of 2 women, 3 girls in Atkins still under investigation


ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two women and three girls found dead in a home in northwest Arkansas are being investigated as suspected homicides.

Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones says deputies responded to a call around 5 p.m. Friday and found the five people dead in a home in Atkins.

The city is about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock.

Jones says the dead were between 8 and 50 years old and are all believed to have been related.

Authorities did not immediately have a suspect and Jones says at least some of the people were shot. He says there is no threat to the public.

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