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Sheriff's Office investigating homicide


On November 17, 2020 around 7:07pm Cleburne County Deputies responded to a house in the 900 block of Firehouse Road (located in Hopewell) regarding a female that had been found deceased.  When Deputies arrived, they located a female inside the house, identified as Addie "Christy" Owen, 41, of Quitman, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  Detectives were contacted and are currently investigating the death as a homicide.  The Sheriff's Office currently has a person of interest in custody, but is continuing to investigate all leads, including having served search warrants on a house, and a vehicle.  The name of the person being held for questioning is not being released at this time, however we will update information as it becomes available.  We ask that if you have any information regarding this case, to please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (501)362-8143.

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office would like to send our condolences to the family in this trying time.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The investigation is ongoing.


-Sheriff Chris Brown

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