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Arrest made in Jacksonville case

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published September 26, 2008 at 10:15 a.m.


TerryLyn Aaron (center), Martin Marter and other members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office search a wooded area along Oldfield Lane in Pulaski County near Jacksonville on Wednesday afternoon.

Police have arrested a Jacksonville man on murder charges in connection with human remains found in a wooded area off Corey Lane on Wednesday.

George Alan Smith, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested late Thursday and charged with capital murder. A statement from the Jacksonville Police Department said the arrest was made "as a result of information received and the ongoing investigation..."

The remains were found after an unidentified man in custody in Faulkner County led authorities to the site, as well as a second site about six miles away just outside of Jacksonville. No remains were found at the second site and Pulaski County authorities suspended their search of the area Thursday afternoon.

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Faulkner County Sheriff Karl Byrd said Thursday the case could involve as many as 15 bodies in Arkansas and two other states.






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