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Death of 50 Year Old Female Being Investigated by Authorities


August 28, 2013

On Tuesday, August 27 at approximately 5:07 pm, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the Tracy Area Fire Department responded to a 911 call of a deceased female on Holiday Drive, in Briarcliff. When emergency personnel arrived they located the victim lying on the kitchen floor, deceased.

Investigator Brad Lewis and Deputy Coroner Brad Hays were called to the scene. After the preliminary investigation, Investigators believe the victim, 50 year old Michelle Marie Pope, of Briarcliff died of ingestion of prescription medications. Notes found at the scene indicate it was intentional.

The body has been sent to the Medial Examiner at the Arkansas State Crime Lab to confirm the cause and manner of death.  The investigation is continuing.

Sheriff John Montgomery