Miller County Arkansas authorities said that the two people found dead from gunshot wounds at a boat launch Sunday have been identifies.
Mark Lewis with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office said the two were married and identified as 49-year-old William Hines and 52-year-old Lisa Hines from Miller County, Arkansas.
Miller County Sheriff’s office said that on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at approximately 12:10pm they were contacted by a Miller County resident who had pulled up to the boat ramp at Mercer Bayou off of Miller County Road 151. At that time, the witness reported finding two bodies lying near the ramp.
Deputies found the couple deceased near a truck parked by the ramp
Miller County Patrol Deputies said they responded to the scene and discovered a white male and white female, both deceased near a truck that was parked at the ramp. The Deputies secured the scene and notified the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.
Based on the preliminary investigation, investigators said it appears that both persons died as a result of single gunshot wounds. The victims were in close proximity to one another. A suspected weapon was recovered at the scene. There was no indication that other parties were involved in the incident. Both victims were sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for an autopsy and subsequent examination of evidence collected.
The examination of evidence collected continues, and interviews are continuing at this time.