JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - An elderly Pine Bluff man is dead after being beaten, stabbed and run over by a car. His ex-wife's caregiver sits behind bars after reportedly confessing to the murder.
A Waste Management worker found 84-year-old Esbend Sheridan outside his house on Highway 79 South on Wednesday morning. When investigators arrived on scene, they immediately knew something wasn't right.
"There were significant signs of trauma to the body that gave us alarm," said Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "When he was discovered, he was lying face up on the ground 30 yards from roadway."
With no witnesses, investigators began looking for clues. That's when they spoke with 53-year-old Carla Davidson, the caregiver of Sheridan's ex-wife, who later confessed to the murder.