Homicide being investigated in Jefferson County after body found near White Hall

Crime

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. – The body of a man was discovered by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies while responding to an armed disturbance Wednesday night.

Deputies located the body of 40-year-old Joe Stewart at a home in the 1300 block of Caney Road near White Hall just after 9:30 p.m. The case is being investigated as a homicide,

The victim’s body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

A person of interest has been identified in the case.

The investigation is ongoing.

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