Apparently killed by 'blunt force trauma to his head'

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police are investigating the murder of 32-year-old Coty Cameron of Scranton. Cameron’s body was found outside of his home on Arkansas 288 Monday night by a member of the family who had gone to the residence to check on Cameron, according to LCSO Investigator Jason Massey.

Massey said Wednesday that Cameron apparently was killed by a “blunt force trauma to his head.” Cameron’s body was sent Tuesday to the Arkansas Crime Lab for an autopsy. But it may be days before an official cause of death is known, according to 15 Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Tatum II of Danville.

“We’ll get a preliminary report back in a few days,” Tatum said Wednesday. “But it will only be a couple of sentences long. We won’t get more detailed results back for about four weeks.”

Massey said the Arkansas State Police processed the crime scene and took “several items” from the home, but declined to be more specific. Massey also said several people have already been interviewed.

“We’ve interviewed several people but no one is in custody yet,” Massey said.

Massey added that Cameron has previously been charged with misdemeanors, “domestics and things like that” and that deputies were called to Cameron’s residence once this year.

“We were checking on whether his kid was there with him,” Massey said. “He lived alone most of the time and sometimes his girlfriend was there with him. We have interviewed the girlfriend. Right now, we’re talking to people and following up on every little bit of information we get.”

Tatum said the investigation may take some time.

“We don’t know a lot to be able to release a lot right now,” he said. “It’s going to take some grinding to get this one done, in my opinion.”