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Autopsy Finds Turrieta Died from Gunshot Wounds to Head and Chest

By: Michael Greeley
Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that 24-year old Raul Turrieta died from 3 gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says the Mountain Home man was found in the trunk of his vehicle on Tuesday morning, after they received a 911 call from 24-year old Christina Scroggin, who allegedly said she killed someone. 

Deputies responded to 244 County Road 343 in Mountain Home at 5:30 a.m. and found Turrieta’s body. Scroggin was taken into custody and charged with First Degree Murder. 

Investigators are waiting on ballistic results on the .38 caliber revolver they recovered after searching Turrieta’s vehicle to determine whether it’s the same weapon used. A sales slip from a retail establishment in the Little Rock area, was also found in the car during the execution of a search warrant. They traveled to Little Rock on Wednesday to interview three people to establish a timeline for Turrieta’s death.

The Mountain Home Police Department and Arkansas State Police are assisting in the investigation. The location of the original crime scene or the circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation. 

Scroggin is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center. Her bond is 1-million dollars. She is to appear in Circuit Court today (April 4th). 


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