Mother, son found dead in Hot Springs; homicide suspected

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Police in Hot Springs say a woman and her young son have been found dead and homicide is suspected.

Police Corporal Patrick Langley says in a news release Wednesday that the bodies of 21-year-old Shaquilla Watts and 5-year-old Zay’vion Watts were found Tuesday afternoon by officers conducting a requested welfare check at an apartment on the city’s west side.

A suspected cause of the deaths was not released. Langley said no arrests have been made.


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