Arrest in Discarded Babies Case



     Arrest in Discarded Twins Case

On 02/16/2018 the bodies of two newborn twins was located on CR 602 in Wynne AR inside of a purple suitcase. The babies were identified as a male and a female approx. 32 to 34 weeks in the gestation period. Detectives with the Cross County Sheriff's Office followed up on numerous leads and devoted numerous man hours of their personal time to solve this case. Detectives requested assistance from the Arkansas State Police in this case due to the large number of leads.  During the course of the investigation Detectives with Cross County and the State Police identified the owners of the  bags. During the course of the investigation Detectives ascertained information that led to the arrest of Keysheonna Reed,( 24 Wynne). Keysheonna Reed has been charged with the below charge and is awaiting a bond to be set.  The report from the Arkansas State Crime Lab determined the babies were born deceased in the womb and there was no illegal substances in the babies system.


Abuse of a Corpse  A.C.A. 5-60-101 (Class C Felony) 2 Counts


Sheriff JR Smith " I would like to thank the hard work and dedication of Detective Sergeant Jeff Nichols, and Sergeant Luke Cantrell of the Cross County Sheriff's Office as well as Special Agent Randall Murphy  with the Arkansas State Police. These guys have went above and beyond and have spent countless hours working this case. I would also like to thank the citizens of this County and State as well as other States for the tips and information that was called in. All tips that were called in were acted on. I am glad that we as a community will have closure in this case. Please pray for all the Officers and people involved ."

Thanks, Sheriff JR Smith


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