All five victims — ranging in age from 8 to 50 — were related to each other, Sheriff Shane Jones said in a news conference Saturday.
It’s unclear how long the women and girls had been dead before their bodies were discovered. Asked if the victims suffered gunshot wounds, Jones said was too early to tell but “some are gunshot wounds.”
The incident appeared to be isolated and domestic in nature, Jones said, and there is no danger to the public.
No suspect has been identified. Arkansas State Police are assisting local investigators.
CORRECTION: An earlier headline on this story gave the wrong numbers of women and girls found dead at a home in Pope County, Arkansas, on Christmas Day. Two women and three girls were found dead.