A Blytheville man was found dead early Saturday morning on Rose Street, the victim of an apparent homicide.
At 6:30 a.m., the Blytheville Police Department was informed of a non-responsive white male lying on the ground near True Gospel MB Church on West Rose Street. The victim, Thomas David Essig, 23, of Blytheville, was dead of apparent gunshot wounds when officers arrived.
Essig's body was sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiners office for examination.
Anyone with information on Essig's death is urged to contact the Blytheville Police Department at 870-762-0400 or call the COPS hotline at 870-762-2677.