Three Bodies Found on Property in Cherokee County; Suspect in Custody

Beverly Cantrell - January 30, 2022 8:52 pm

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office found three bodies on a piece of property near Eldon, in Cherokee County.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jason Chennault said he was contacted by Sharp County Arkansas Sheriff Mark Counts on Friday, regarding a missing woman.

The brother of the missing woman was reporting that he had found his sister buried in a shallow grave on property in Eldon. The brother led the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to the location, and a woman’s body was found buried on the property.

Cherokee County investigators obtained a search warrant for the property and located the suspect and property owner, Robert Lewis.

Lewis was at a casino, and called a family member to tell them he wanted to turn himself in. Cherokee County deputies arrived and took him into custody Friday evening.

Lewis admitted to killing the woman, as well as two other individuals buried elsewhere on the property, investigators say. Cherokee County investigators found two other bodies, a man and a woman, on the property Saturday morning.

Sheriff Chennault said he believes this situation may have been a narcotics deal.

None of the bodies have been identified yet.

The CCSO is looking for Lewis’s truck, a blue 2006 Dodge Ram, believed to be in the Tahlequah area. The beginning of the plate are the letters “AQB.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the truck is asked to call investigators at (918) 456-2583.


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