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Rural Norfork Area Man Found Deceased From Apparent Suicide


On October 7, 2016 at approximately 1:00 PM, Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address on Grey Wolf Trail, Norfork, Arkansas. The caller asked the deputies to check on the status of the owner of the residence due to a phone call that was received indicating the person was going to do harm to himself.

Deputies arrived at approximately 130 PM and after a brief search found the victim deceased in an unlocked outbuilding near the residence. The victim was found approximately 6 feet inside the room with an apparent self-inflicted knife wound.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and the Coroner’s Office responded and initiated the investigation. A note was discovered inside the house apparently written by the victim.

The body of 72 year old Daniel Earnest Kellem was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to confirm the cause and manner of death.

The investigation is continuing.

Sheriff John Montgomery