The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has identified the remains found in the drainage ditch near the EZ Mart Store on Jefferson Avenue and Arkansas Boulevard as Judy Martin, 55, of Texarkana, Arkansas. An investigation into her death continues.
Earlier this morning, around 9:00 am, The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department was
notified of an individual lying in the drainage system near the 3900 block of Jefferson
Once officers arrived on the scene, it was determined the white female was deceased. The
Criminal Investigation Division arrived on the scene and began their investigation. The Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department also assisted them.
Detectives identified the female to be fifty-five-year-old Judy Martin from Texarkana,
Arkansas. They viewed the surveillance video footage from the EZ-Mart convenient store at
3920 Jefferson Avenue Texarkana, Arkansas. The video footage revealed Ms. Martin was
walking near the drainage system on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at approximately 6:00
pm. She then disappears from the view of the camera. Ms. Martin’s cause of death is
unclear at this time.
Ms. Martin’s family has been notified, and her body will be sent off to the Arkansas Crime
Lab for an autopsy.
The investigation is ongoing. When information becomes available, we will keep the
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call the Criminal Investigation
Division at (903)-798-3154.