The Sheriff’s Office responded to an unattended death call Thursday evening June 12th at 283 Garden Terrace in the rural Mountain Home area. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted by acquaintances of the victim, identified as 59 year old THOMAS MARCUS PAIVA, indicating they had found him deceased inside the residence after going there to check on him. They had made prior efforts to contact him without success.
Sheriff’s Deputies and the County Coroner’s Office arrived on scene to investigate. They found no indication of foul play, but the decedent is being taken to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine the cause of death.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff