Benton police investigating 2 weekend deaths
The Benton Police Department is investigating two deaths that occurred this past weekend.
Benton officers responded to the Military Road overpass just after 7:30 a.m. Saturday after reports of an unconscious person being located nearby. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased male subject.
No identity is being released at this time and a cause of death is not yet determined, according to Krista Petty, spokesperson for the Benton Police Department.
The second death occurred early Sunday morning.
Officers responded to the North Service Road at Mccright Street just before 2 a.m. Sunday for a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased male victim, Jacob Bridges, 30, of Benton, Petty said.
No charges have been filed at this time, she added.
The Benton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating both incidents. More information may be released if and/or when it becomes available.
Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, via the official Benton Police Department app available on itunes and Google Play or at www.crimereports.com.