Deputies and investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are working the scene, which is off the shoulder of Hwy 79 South about 3.5 miles south of the city limits of Pine Bluff, AR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.
Operation Commander/Public Information Officer
JEFFERSON CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF AN ELDERLY MAN: Jefferson County, Arkansas - June 17, 2014-The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a man's death after his body was found in the 8200 block of Highway 79 South in Jefferson County.
A preliminary investigation points to suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
The body has been identified as that of Esbend Fred Sheridan (84).
The 9-1-1 call was received at 11:52 a.m. after a Waste Management Employee made the discovery.
Sheridan's body will be sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
A REWARD is being offered for anyone with information that can be used in solving this case. Individuals with information are asked to contact Investigator-Sergeant Mickey Buffkin at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division by dialing (870) 541-5496 from 8am to 5pm, (870) 329-5644 or (870) 541-5300 24/7 (non-emergency) dispatch number. Tips can also be forwarded via the internet by visiting www.jeffcoso.org and scrolling down to the section entitled Crime Tip Hotline or Submit Via Email and click on the link, which will enable citizens to submit the tips via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.