Howard County woman murdered

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Nashville, Arkansas–Arkansas State Police is searching for a murder suspect who is believed to have shot a killed a Howard County woman this morning. Howard County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered the body of Betty Renee Burgess, 50, inside a residence at 108 Highway 246 in Umpire shortly after 8:30 this morning. Witnesses told law enforcement officers they saw a Nashville man armed with a shotgun at the backdoor of the home before deputies later found Burgess dead. Her body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. The suspect was last seen driving away from the residence in an orange or yellow color 2008 Ford Ranger displaying Arkansas license plate 200 UVJ. Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to call Arkansas State Police.

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