FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fayetteville Police have confirmed that a body was found after responding to a domestic disturbance call, making it the first homicide of the year for the department, according to police.
Around 9:30 p.m. on April 16, officers found a woman, 39, dead on the street in front of a home on Thornhill Drive, according to Sgt. Tony Murphy with Fayetteville Police.
The victim was found with multiple stab wounds. Police do not know if there are multiple murder weapons used as the investigation is ongoing.
A male suspect, 40, was in front of the residence when police arrived and was taken into custody. He is currently at a local hospital being treated for a stab wound.
Murphy says the woman and the male suspect were married and living together.
According to neighbors who live near the scene of the homicide, it’s a quiet community where crime doesn’t happen. They were shocked to hear the news of the incident.
People who lived near the neighbors described the couple as quiet and living a private life.
Sgt. Murphy reinforced that not only are homicides not common in the city– they’re not common in the neighborhood it happened in.
“It’s a very quiet neighborhood, as you can see around here. There’s a lot of people walking dogs and stuff like that. So no one expects this to happen in their neighborhood,” Murphy said.
Police are notifying the next of kin and say this is an isolated event and do not see a threat to the public.
This is an ongoing investigation, stay with KNWA/FOX24 for the latest.