Homicide investigation: State police probe death near Eureka Springs

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Arkansas State Police are investigating a

homicide reported last week by the Carroll County

Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from

the ASP.

Special agents from the ASP’s Criminal Investigation

Division have been assigned to the case,

the press release says.

CCSO Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye confirmed

that the sheriff’s office requested assistance

from the state police. Frye said deputies responded

to a residence at 674 Carroll County Road 116

near Eureka Springs on Thursday afternoon to

check on an open door.

“The deputies discovered an individual inside

who was deceased,” Frye said.

The ASP press release identified the victim as

Christopher Alvard, 37.

Alvard’s body has been transported to the Arkansas

State Crime Laboratory to determine the

exact cause and manner of death, according to the

press release.

The press release said the investigation is continuing.

No arrests had been reported by Monday


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