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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

From the desk of Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox

At approximately 6:30 AM, Benton County deputies responded to the commuter parking area at the 65 & 52 Jct Cole Camp at Pettis Counties request. The Pettis County Sheriff Office reported that a resident from their community was possibly suicidal and her phone located in our county.

Tragically, Benton County Deputies located the body of a 58 year-old female who took her own life. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family. I want to remind everyone that suicide is preventable.

If you know someone or you are contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8256 or reach out to your local law enforcement agency for help.