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STATE POLICE AND PIKE COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING MURDERS OF TWO WOMEN AND CHILD NEAR DELIGHT

July 14, 2013

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their investigation today into the murders of two women and a child.

  At 7:05 PM Saturday evening (July 13th), authorities received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a shooting incident at 3489 Highway 301, southwest of Delight (Pike County).

  Found dead at the scene were Dana Hill, 33, of 3489 Highway 301, Delight and Julie Hartsfield, 54, of 905 Walnut Street, Waldo (Columbia County).

  Autumn Hartsfield, 9, was wounded during the shooting incident and was transported from the scene to a Hot Springs hospital where she later died.

  Timothy Allen Hill, 43, also of 3489 Highway 301, Delight was taken into custody at the scene and is being held today in connection with the murders as the investigation continues.

  Initial findings during the investigation have caused agents and deputies to believe the shooting arose out of a domestic disturbance which may have preceded the gunfire.