Body Found In Fort Smith Apartment Where Missing Woman Recently Lived

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- Police have discovered a body inside a unit at the Southbrooke Apartments complex in Fort Smith that a missing woman recently lived in.

Police declined to release further details and have not yet connected it to Angela Shores' disappearance. Shores' former apartment also caught fire last week.

A fire marshal discovered the body during an investigation into the fire. Police are now working to identify the body.

Shores lived at the complex until she was recently evicted. Shores suffers from a mental disability and is considered in danger, according to police.

Her son, Lewis Shores, is linked to the slayings of Norma and Jimmy Grubb, who were found dead Tuesday (Sept. 4) inside their home on Hermitage Drive. The couple appeared to suffer blunt force trauma to their heads.

Police said the investigation into the homicide is ongoing. No one linked to the case has been formally charged in the couple's deaths.

Lewis Shores, 19, was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 5) after an hours-long manhunt in Booneville. He was being held Monday (Sept. 10) at the Sebastian County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

Residents at the Southbrooke Apartments spoke with 5NEWS as police investigated the apartment. They hope the body found inside isn't Angela's, but they aren't so sure it isn't.

"It brought us to tears, honestly," two neighbors said.  They say Lewis has a repeated history of abusing his mother.

"He was abusive to her," one said, "we could see it in broad daylight."  Neighbors say they called police when they saw the abuse.

Anyone with information about Angela Shores, or knowledge of her whereabouts, is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100 or a contact local law enforcement agency.

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