The family tried to do an on camera interview to plead for the individuals who did this to turn themselves in, but they were too distraught. They wanted the suspects to see their pain, instead you will see the faces of the father and daughter police say were taken by murder.
Highway 46 North in rural Sheridan has a high volume of traffic. The gravel road in the 8200 block leads to three homes nestled in the woods where close friends and family live and routinely leave their doors unlocked, but all of that changed Friday morning.
Sheriff Robert Shepherd says, "We received a call, a 911 call dispatch at approximately 8:08 Friday morning."
When the officer arrived, no one came to the door and there were no signs of a struggle or forced entry. "He goes in the residence and discovers the gentleman lying on the floor and immediately called for medical assistance and then on further investigation found the daughter in the bedroom. At that time he came back on the radio and requested the coroner as well as medical," Shepherd explains.
Gary Harris was pronounced dead at the scene; his daughter Kimberly Tiger, was breathing and medflighted to a Little Rock hospital where she died. Baptist Hospital confirms Tiger's body is on life support in the ICU. Both were shot in the head. Wife and mother Patsy Harris was at work.
Friends and relatives showed up to the secluded family home throughout the day. Patsy Harris spoke with THV's Katherina Yancy off camera. Harris believes the suspects were already in the home and had killed her daughter before her husband returned home.
Investigators have been conducting interviews, but they have not named a suspect.
Shepherd adds, "This was a very close family and it's very tragic for them. We certainly feel for them and our prayers go out to them. It's a tough time for them. We're going to try to resolve it as quickly as possible."
Investigators have not released a motive for the shooting, but have ruled out robbery.
The Arkansas State Police and the Grant County Sheriff's Department are involved in this on going investigation.
Police don't want folks in the area to be alarmed. They have reason to believe it's an isolated crime.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Grant County Sheriff's Department.
Grant County Sheriff's Department
101 West Center Street
Sheridan, AR 72150-2409