The Pope County Sheriff responded to a report of a possible Pine Ridge Road murder on Christmas Day after the family member discovered the bodies, the sheriff said.
All five victims – from 8 to 50 years old – were related to each other, Sheriff Shane Jones said at a news conference on Saturday.
It is unclear how long the women and girls were dead before their bodies were discovered. Asked if the victims sustained gunshot wounds, Jones said it was too early to say, but “some are gunshot wounds.”
The incident appears to be isolated and domestic in nature, Jones said and there is no danger to the public.
No suspect was identified. Arkansas police are assisting local investigators.
CORRECTION: An earlier headline about this story indicates the wrong numbers of women and girls found dead on Christmas Day in a home in Pope County, Arkansas. Two women and three girls were found dead.