Officials Release Identities of Bodies Found at Mercer Bayou


The Miller County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the couple found at the Mercer Bayou boat ramp was killed by a single gunshot each, and a weapon was found near the couple. They have been identified as William Hines, 49, and Lisa Hines, 52, both of Miller County.

Press Release from Chief Deputy Mark Lewis:

On Sunday, January 9, 2022 at approximately 12:10pm the Miller County Sheriff’s
Office was contacted by a Miller County resident who had pulled up to the boat ramp at
Mercer Bayou off of Miller County Road 151. At that time, the witness reported finding
two bodies lying near the ramp.

Miller County Patrol Deputies responded to the scene and discovered a white male and
white female, both deceased near a truck that was parked at the ramp. The Deputies
secured the scene and notified the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that both persons died as a result of
single gunshot wounds. The victims were in close proximity to one another. A suspected
weapon was recovered at the scene. There was no indication that other parties were
involved in the incident. Both victims were sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s
Office in Little Rock for an autopsy and subsequent examination of evidence collected.
Following positive identification that occurred later in the afternoon, and following
notification of next of kin, the two persons were identified as William Hines, W/M 49 and
Lisa Hines, W/F 52 both of Miller County. The two were husband and wife.

The examination of evidence collected continues, and interviews are continuing at this


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