Mercer Bayou Killing

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a Miller County citizen who had pulled up to the boat ramp at Mercer Bayou off of Miller County Road 151 at approximately 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022. At the time, the witness claimed to have discovered two dead beside the ramp.

Deputies from Miller County Patrol arrived on the site and located a white man and a white woman, both deceased, near a truck parked at the ramp. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was notified once the deputies secured the area.

According to the early investigation, both individuals died of single gunshot wounds. The victims were all within a short distance of one another. At the scene, a possible weapon was discovered.

The two people were identified as 49-year-old William Hines and 52-year-old Lisa Hines, both of Miller County,   The two were husband and wife.

The investigation of the evidence gathered is continuing

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