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Multiple deaths in South Arkansas

Posted By on Sat, May 12, 2007 at 6:26 PM

I arrived home this afternoon to find 496 pieces of e-mail. This one rose to the top:

A release from the State Police about a search for a man believed responsible for three slayings in Dermott and then an update saying the suspect had shot himself while officers were searching for him. Releases on the jump.

STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE

(DERMOTT) - Arkansas State Troopers and law enforcement officers across
south Arkansas are searching for an individual who is wanted for
questioning in connection with the murders two teenagers and an adult
female this morning.

John Paul "Bo" Young, 41, is believed to be armed and possibly still in
the southeast Arkansas area.  Young is described as a white male, 5-feet
8-inches tall, heavy build, weighing approximately 200 pounds and last
seen driving a gray Toyota full-size pick-up truck.

At approximately 7:45 AM local law enforcement officers received a 9-11
call from 401 East Cypress Street in Dermott reporting a shooting
incident.  Once at the scene, police found two individuals dead, a
female, believed to be approximately 23 years-old and a 14 year-old
girl.  A third individual, a 12 year-old boy was found wounded at the
scene and transported to a McGehee hospital where he later died.  Two
other adults at the residence were not harmed.  The deaths preliminarily
appear to be attributed to gunshot wounds.  The bodies will be
transported to the State Crime Laboratory for examination and an
official cause of death.

Earlier this morning, before the shooting incident on Cypress Street, an
individual unrelated to the shooting, reported that Young allegedly
stole his pick-up truck at gunpoint.  It is the same truck that Young is
still believed to be driving.  It is described as a 2006 Tundra (Toyota)
SR5, 4-door with the front right quarter-panel and rear quarter-panel
recently repainted a lighter shade of gray than the original factory
color.  The truck has an aluminum tool box and a spray-rig, yellow in
color in the bed of the pick-up.

Young has recently been staying with acquaintances in the Dermott area
and does have relatives living in Chicot and Ashley counties.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Young is asked to
contact the nearest law enforcement agency.

UPDATED STATE POLICE RELEASE

Arkansas State Police Special Agents have confirmed that Young died of
an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound as agents attempted to
establish contact with him in a remote area of Drew County known as the
Cut-Off Creek Area.

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