Police identify body found on South Elm; ruled homicide

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

According to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson, the body found Monday in the 2400 block of South Elm has been identified as 23-year-old Kevondre Williams of Blytheville.

While police are not releasing the cause of death, Thompson said it has been ruled a homicide.

Family members had reported Williams missing and had not seen him since Aug. 13.

A city of Blytheville worker discovered Williams’ body while mowing the roadside of the rural area on South Elm around 2 p.m. Monday. His body was sent to the state crime lab in Little Rock for an autopsy.

“At 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, approximately six hours prior to his discovery, family members of Mr. Williams reported to the Blytheville Police Department that he was a missing person,” Thompson wrote in a press release. “According to their statements he was last seen by family members on August 13, 2019. Mr. Williams manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The cause of death is being withheld and will not be released. The Blytheville Police Department will continue the investigation and encourages anyone with information to please come forward and not wait. You may contact the Department at 870-763-4411 or Blytheville Crime Stoppers at 844-910-STOP (7867) where your anonymous tip may pay you money.”