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Cleburne County authorities investigating death of woman as homicide

Cleburne County authorities are investigating the death of a 41-year-old Quitman woman as a homicide.

Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Cleburne County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a call regarding a female that had been found deceased inside a residence located on Firehouse Road in Hopewell, according to a statement from Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown.

When deputies arrived, they located a female inside the house, identified as Addie “Christy” Owen, 41, of Quitman, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives were contacted and are currently investigating the death as a homicide, the statement said.

The sheriff’s office currently has a person of interest in custody, but the statement said the department is continuing to investigate all leads, including the serving of search warrants on a house and a vehicle.

The name of the person being held for questioning is not being released at this time, however, Brown’s department will update information as it becomes available, the statement said.

If anyone has information regarding this case, contact the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (501) 362-8143.

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