Woman identified after being struck by vehicle, boyfriend arrested

Northwest Arkansas News

UPDATE: An arrest was made and the woman has been identified in connection to the death.

Mary Franke, 40, of Springdale, was identified as the victim.

Police made contact at Franke’s residence and spoke with a male identified as Marcus Grogan, 36, who stated he was Franke’s boyfriend and had not seen her in approximately two hours.

Grogan voluntarily went to the police station for an interview. After being interviewed, Grogan was arrested for leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Grogan posted a $25,000 bond at the Washington County Jail and has since been release.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

Original Story

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The body of an unidentified woman was found lying in a road in Springdale late Wednesday.

According to a release from the Springdale Police Department, at around 10 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a woman lying in the street of the 2000 block of Oakhill Drive, covered in blood.

Upon arriving, officers found a “35-45 year old unresponsive female in the road with apparent head trauma.” Paramedics with the Springdale Fire Department subsequently arrived at the scene and pronounced the woman deceased.

Police say that, upon examining the body, it appears the woman may have been struck by a vehicle.

The body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Little Rock for an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

Police say an investigation is ongoing.

If you have any additional information, please contact the Springdale Police Department at (479) 751-4542, or the Criminal Investigation Division at (479) 750-8139.

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