The Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unattended death that was reported early Wednesday morning, October 12th, at 1085 CR 57 in Baxter County.
JANET MARIE KEEHNEL, 70 years of age and residing at that residence, was found deceased at the residence after deputies responded to a 911 call that was received at approximately 4:05 AM. The woman’s husband told investigators that he returned home from an out of state trip and found her deceased inside the home when he went inside.
There was no indication of foul play, but neither was a cause of death apparent. The County Coroner took possession of the body, and the decedent was sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
The case will remain open pending results of the autopsy.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff