Sheriff Danny Martin Releases Statement On Apparent Murder/Suicide In Nevada County

Around 12:11pm on November 26, Nevada County Sheriff deputies responded to2497 Hwy 32W in Bodcaw in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival deputies were my by family members that called in the welfare check. Deputies were told no one had been able to make contact with anyone in the home and there vehicle’s were there. After entry was made to the residence, deputies discovered two bodies in the rear of the residence one a male and one female.  Ems was notified to check both victims.  Arkansas State Police Investigators were called to assist with the investigation.  After talking to the family and completing the investigation it was determined that Roger Allen Runnels 51 had shot and killed his wife Dangele Denise “DD” Runnels 44, and then shot himself. Both bodies were sent to the Arkansas State Crime lab.

My heart and prayers go out to both families.

Sheriff Danny Martin