HOPE, Ark.--The death of Gary Tuberville, 57, is being investigated as a homicide by apparent "forced trauma" after his body was found in a residence about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The Hope Police and Pafford EMS received a call for help regarding an injured person at 302 S. Ferguson St. in Hope.

Police found Tuberville deceased inside the residence, said Hope Police Chief J.R. Wilson.

“The death appeared to be the result of forced trauma to the body,” he said.

A criminal investigation has started and the body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

If anyone has information regarding the death, contact the Hope Police at 870-722-2563.

See more details in Thursday's print and online editions.

Published: 07/02/2014