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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Burned body found in car trunk identified

  • Arkansas State Police continue to investigate the murder of a 19-year-old Derric Barfield, Poplar Grove man whose body was found in the trunk of a burned-out car found near the Poplar Grove community in the early morning hours of Friday, March 1.
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  • Arkansas State Police continue to investigate the murder of a 19-year-old Derric Barfield, Poplar Grove man whose body was found in the trunk of a burned-out car found near the Poplar Grove community in the early morning hours of Friday, March 1. In a press release, Arkansas State Police reported that they have arrested Eric Dewayne Speaks Jr. of Poplar Grove and Daron Lee Nelson of Marvell. Both face charges of capital murder, kidnapping and arson. It was reported that Phillips County Sheriff's deputies found a burned vehicle with bricks on the trunk of the car in an apparent effort to prevent the victim from getting out of the vehicle.
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