Saline Co. confirms possible connection between 3 murders, apparent suicide

Three homicides in central Arkansas could be connected

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Saline County Sheriff has announced an apparent connection between the murders of 32-year-old Amanda Murillo, her 15-year-old daughter, an unidentified juvenile, and a possible suicide.  

On Saturday night, Saline County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to an address in the 7000 block of Myrtle Drive, Mabelvale after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a male was found unresponsive in the driveway of that residence. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

Throughout the course of this investigation, the victim of this homicide has been identified, but due to the victim’s age, police will not release his identity. His next of kin has been notified.

Murillo and her were found by Little Rock police in a blue Ford Explorer. According to the police report, the vehicle, which was parked between two abandoned trailer homes, was covered in blood, and both victims suffered gunshot wounds.

The SCSO announced it has been working closely with the Little Rock Police Department, saying "there appears to be a connection with the incident that occurred in Saline County on Saturday evening and a double homicide, along with a separate suicide, that is currently being investigated by the Little Rock Police Department."

The SCSO also confirmed that that are confident that the person responsible is no longer a threat.

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