Two deaths in southwest Arkansas likely related


According to Lafayette County Sheriff Obie Sims the car of a Lafayette County Woman who was shot and killed was found near the scene of the shooting in Miller County Saturday morning.

According to the Magnolia Reporter, Virginia Paulette Seeger, 63, was found dead in her home Saturday morning on Lafayette County Road 314, just off County Road 310 – the Bradley Cutoff Road — east of Bradley.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it responded about 5 a.m. to a 911 call relayed to it by Bossier Parish, LA 911 regarding an intruder inside Seeger’s home.
Responding officers found Seeger dead inside her home. No cause of death was released.

“This is being treated as a homicide and is an ongoing investigation at this time by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police,” the statement said.

Miller County deputies were dispatched at 8:29 a.m. saturday to the 6000 block of Miller County Road 9 after a man shot someone attempting to break into his house.

Trent Ames of Fouke told authorities that he was asleep inside his mother’s home about 8 a.m. when he heard someone beating on a door. Ames went outside to get a gun from his car and confronted the intruder, who charged at him. Ames shot the man to death.

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