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Information courtesy of Arkansas State Police

The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation into a homicide that occurred yesterday at the request of Lake Village Police Department authorities. Jayani L. Jordan, 18, was the victim of an apparent homicide yesterday evening (Sunday, January 8th) while walking in the front yard of a residence located at 604 Elm Street in the city of Lake Village.

Lake Village Police Officer’s responded to the home around 4:15pm yesterday afternoon, after a witness reported a shooting incident in the area. Jordan was found in the front yard, shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Jordan’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where a manner and cause of death will be determined.

As of this afternoon, no suspects have been identified and the investigation is continuing. Agents will submit a criminal case file to the Chicot County prosecuting attorney upon completion of their investigation.

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  1. On behalf of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), I am pleased to invite you to our Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Community Roundtable event for Chicot County on May 4th at 12:00 p.m. at the Lake Village Expo Center. We would be honored to have you join, Criminal Justice Institute Director, Cheryl May, Ph.D., as we come together to have a discussion about the Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Crisis we are having not only in Chicot County but the entire state of Arkansas. We would like you to attend and share your thoughts on what community factors are opening opportunities for the misuse of opioids in your county and what changes might solve the problem.

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