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New Details: Murdered West Fork Woman's Body Was inside Freezer

Discovery on June 11 followed apparent suicide of victim's husband

WEST FORK, Ark. (KNWA) - Police have released new details in the homicide investigation of Lori Bruick, who was found dead in her home on June 11.

Officers had tried to make contact with the woman, but when she didn't answer, they went inside. Reports say it appeared a disturbance had taken place in the garage. While searching, police found Bruick's body inside a chest freezer. Men's clothing with what appeared to be blood on them was also found inside the home.

Police also reported finding several letters written by Bruick's husband, Lawrence, stating he was having suicidal thoughts. The man was found dead of an apparent suicide in Logan County. That was why police had gone to the Bruick's home in West Fork, to notify his family. 

A preliminary autopsy report shows the woman died from blunt force trauma.

Police are still looking for a motive and say there are no other suspects in Bruick's murder.

WEST FORK, Ark. (KNWA) - Two bodies found in West Fork and Logan County by police on Monday have been identified.

The West Fork Police Department says their names are Lori Bruick and Lawrence Bruick and that they were husband and wife

The woman's body was found inside their home on Monday afternoon after officers had to force their way in.

They had gone there to notify Bruick that her husband had been found dead in Logan County of an apparent suicide.

The woman's cause of death has not yet been determined. Her body is being examined at the State Crime Lab. 

Original story:
WEST FORK, Ark. (KNWA) -- A suicide in Logan County has led to the discovery of a body in West Fork, and police are investigating a possible connection.

The West Fork Police Department (WFPD) was notified of the suicide on Monday and was asked to find the next of kin, according to Tyler Underwood, public information officer for WFPD.

The WFPD ended up discovering another death.

"When attempting to notify the next of kin, a second body was found at the residence," Underwood said. "This prompted an investigation that is on-going, and further details cannot be released at this time."

The matter involving both deaths is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the West Fork Police Department.

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