Prescott police investigating first homicide in 4 years, reward offered

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    PRESCOTT – The discovery
    of 32-year-old Cory Smith’s
    remains 12 days ago revealed
    the first homicide in Nevada
    County in four years. Now,
    family members are desperate
    for anyone with information to
    come forward.
    “We would like to get some
    closure on the way he was murdered,”
    said Smith’s step-father
    Billy Swift.
    After more than a week,
    crime scene tape still surrounds
    Smith’s home on Hayes Street
    in Prescott where police found
    Smith’s body.
    “He was located right there,
    close to the front door
    of his residence just inside
    the front door,” explained
    Joseph Beavers, Assistant
    Police Chief.
    Tuesday, Smith’s mother
    and family members met
    with Prescott police to try
    and get an update on the
    case.
    “It is just my only child
    and I just don’t understand,
    it hurt me,” said Smith’s
    mother, Sharon Swift.
    At this time, police are
    only saying Smith’s death is
    being investigated as a homicide
    but they’re not releasing
    how the man died.
    Arkansas State Police
    have taken over the investigation
    but Smith’s family
    feels they’re moving too slow.
    That’s why Smith’s parents
    are offering a $1,000 reward
    for information to help solve
    the death of their son.
    “You know I want to know
    who did this, who did somebody
    know,” said Sharon
    Swift.
    “You know, the not knowing
    is really what you know
    we could be walking around
    shaking hands with the killer,
    you know, and that is pretty
    hard,” explained Billy Swift.
    Anyone with information
    about this case is urged
    to call the Prescott Police
    Department at 870-887-6779.
    (Editor’s note: Visit KSLA’s
    link, http://www.ksla.com/
    story/30760308/prescottar-
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    in-4-years-rewardoffered
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    this story.)