Murder-Suicide Investigation in Faulkner County

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. - Update:
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. - The names of a man and woman who died in a murder-suicide on Monday have been released by authorities.

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) on Tuesday identified them as Melissia Robinson, 45, and Bobby Webb, 63.

The FCSO says Robinson appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds and an apparent gunshot to the back and Webb appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The scene of the incident was a mobile home in the 200 block of Hwy. 89N.

The Sheriff's Office is awaiting results from the Arkansas State Crime Lab and says the incident is still under investigation.

Original story:
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. - The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder-suicide that happened early Monday morning outside Mayflower. 

The scene is a mobile home off Hwy. 89N and Easterwood.  

Neighbor Russell York found the woman outside on her porch. 

"At first I thought it was a rug or something. The closer I got I could tell it was my neighbor," he said.

York was with his 15-year-old son walking to the school bus stop when they saw her. 

"She had a lot of blood all over her," he continued.

York called 9-1-1 around 7:15 a.m. Monday.

"They asked me to do chest compressions and stuff but I could see that she wasn't breathing and it had been a while since... she had been laying there for awhile," he said. 

According to Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals, who was at the scene Monday, when investigators arrived they found both the 45-year-old woman on the porch and a 63- year-old man dead in the living room.

 Both had gunshot and stab wounds, but Ryals said the man took his own life. 

The sheriff believes they may have been dead for 3 or 4 hours before the neighbor found them. 

Though York didn't know the couple well, he says this situation will leave a lasting impression on him and his son. 

"He might be a little freaked out about getting on the bus up here now," he said.  

Friends at the scene tell us the man and woman had been dating for about 5 years. 

They said they were not aware of an physical abuse, but did worry about her safety and encouraged her to leave. 

Investigators are waiting to release the names of the victims until their families have been notified. 

The bodies have been taken to the State Crime Lab for autopsy. 


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