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Missing Person Found Dead


Press Release

January 25, 2024

Missing Person Found Dead



                On January 25, 2024, just after 10:00 AM, Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to the area of E. 26th and S. Indiana to attempt to locate a missing person. 31-year-old Derrick McAfee had been reported missing the evening before. McAfee's family located his vehicle empty near the area of 26th and Indiana, called police, and then began searching the area. McAfee's body was located in a cart on the North side of 26th near the address of 1300 E. 26th.

               McAfee was pronounced dead at the scene by deputies of the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. Detectives state that this case is an apparent homicide. His body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.

               This homicide is still in the early stages of the investigation at the time of this release. There is no suspect information to release at this time. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the detective office tip line at 870-730-2106, the detective office at 870-730-2090, or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300. 



Lieutenant David De Foor

Public Information Officer