Two babies found in a suitcase in Arkansas ditch, police say

Officials in Cross County, Arkansas, said two babies were discovered dead in a purple suitcase in a ditch on the state of County Road 602 early Friday afternoon.

(Fox 16)

The law enforcement officers in Arkansas to investigate after the bodies of the newborn twins were allegedly discovered in a suitcase by a hunter on Friday.

The babies were found in a purple suitcase in a ditch near County Road 602 in Wynne just for 2 hours on Friday, the Cross County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release. Officials said that the babies appear to be twins.

The Arkansas State Crime Lab is expected that the autopsies for the babies to be completed Tuesday morning, according to Fox 16.

“You know, it is always something to be dumped in this ditch,” Clyde Collins told the station. “To think that something like that had happened, it was a little strange.”


Collins told Fox 16 he heard a rabbit hunter discovered in the suitcase.

“I’ve heard of a lot of things, but I’ve never heard of anyone killing babies and put them in a suitcase,” Collins added.

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Santia Wallace, who lives on the 602, said that when she heard the news, “she was shaken up” and “in tears”.

“Here I am, want the children and you, like, kill them? Who does that?” Wallace told WREG. “You could have took him to the station, you know, something like that. You don’t need to kill, not children.”

Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Nichols told WREG that authorities have several persons of interest.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information to call 870-238-5700.

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