Authorities in Randolph County are investigating a double homicide at 409 Sue Lane in Pocahontas. The Arkansas State Police criminal investigation division along with Randolph County Sheriff’s office and Pocahontas PD were called to the home of Ricky and Rita Bozwell, both age 66 years old, the couple was found deceased on Saturday afternoon.
The couple’s daughter had filed a report shortly after 10 pm on Friday, reporting that her parents had been missing since 8 a.m. Friday morning. The daughter also told police that she had made several attempts to contact her parents and was concerned. On Saturday shortly before 1:00 pm the Randolph county 911 received a call from the daughter reporting entry was made into the residence were her mother’s body was first discovered. Law enforcement arrived to find the bodies of both Ricky and Rita Bozwell deceased at the residence with foul play being suspected.
One subject was taken into custody at the residence by Arkansas State Police and transported to the Randolph County jail for questioning. Formal charges and a suspects name hasn’t been released at this time. Arkansas State Police instigators were on the scene until late Saturday night. We will continue to follow this as more information is released by law enforcement.