LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, AR (KSLA) - A southwest Arkansas river has become the focus of authorities looking for a vital piece of evidence in a recent murder in Nashville, Arkansas.
KSLA News 12 was the only station spending the day with the dive team as they felt their way around the water for the murder weapon.
The search centers near Wilton Landing on the Little River. Police say the evidence they are looking for is vital in the Memorial Day death of Robin Camp, manager of the Family Dollar store in Nashville. Autopsy reports say Camp died from multiple gunshot wounds.
"We've got information that the murder weapon that was used in the Memorial Day homicide was thrown off the bridge here on (Highway) 71," said Hayes McWhirtor with the Arkansas State Police.
A dive team with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is leading the search, with the help of Arkansas State Police and the Nashville Police Department.
"If it's there, I feel very confident that we'll find it. I will not say that that's 100% due to the conditions. It's black water. We have to do it through feel only," said Diver Todd Smith.
Which is even less ideal when you consider these waters are infested with alligators?
Meanwhile, police have already made one arrest in this case. Harry Surber of Ashdown, Arkansas is in custody on a $500,000 bond.
Police say an investigation continues.