Home Inmate Roster Most Wanted Press Releases Sex Offenders Warrants Contact Us
Baxter County Sheriff
      870-425-7000
Sign Up for Alerts
Facebook Mobile Site Community Events Blog
Captain's Newsletter FAQ History of the Sheriff Cold Cases Employment Deadbeat Dads and Moms
 
06/02/2012

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES APPARENT SUICIDE

     At approximately 9:24 AM this morning, the Sheriff’s Office was notified that a deceased woman had been found by a man near the Wildcat Shoals Access area on the White River. 

     Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Terry Johnson were dispatched to the location to investigate.  Authorities located the body of a female near a tree.  During the investigation, this woman was determined to be 41 year old DANETTE YVONNE BELL of Yellville, Arkansas.  Thursday evening, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Yellville had put out an attempt to locate broadcast to check for the welfare of BELL because she was reported to them as being suicidal.

     BELL’s vehicle was also found parked at the river access area.  Authorities found alcohol and empty prescription pill bottles near the body and in the vehicle, as well as a note written by BELL.  All indications are that the death was a suicide.

     The Baxter County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene to remove the body of the deceased, which is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine cause of death.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

Media Kit
 
 
 
 
Emergency - 911, Phone 870-425-7000 (24 Hours) Mountain Home Police | Baxter County Government | Arkansas Sheriffs' Association | Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 870-425-7000 (24 hours) • Fax: 870-424-4048 • Email • 904 Hwy 62 W. • Mountain Home, AR 72653 Map Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm