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Autopsy: Smoke inhalation killed Springdale man

by Laurinda Joenks | August 2, 2022 at 1:00 a.m.
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SPRINGDALE -- Benton Luther, 36, died of smoke inhalation in a car fire June 14 at 2011 Collins Ave., the Police Department reported Monday.

An autopsy by the Arkansas Medical Examiner's office found no evidence of a crime, said Police Capt. Jeff Taylor.

Investigators with the Fire Department couldn't determine the cause of the fire, said Battalion Chief Steve Goss.

The Fire Department received a call at 4 a.m. of a vehicle fire. Firefighters found three other cars in the driveway to which the fire had spread, Goss said.

Luther's body was found after the fire was extinguished, but he couldn't be identified, Goss said. The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner for identification and cause of death.


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