Springdale Police Investigating Homicide

According to Springdale Police:

On March 7, 2014, just after midnight, the Springdale Police Department responded to 3547 Loblolly in reference to a welfare check. Dispatch received a call from a friend stating that 36 year old Scott Rocha was threatening suicide.

Officers arrived, but no one would answer the door. Upon looking into the windows, officers noticed large amounts of blood inside the home. They made entry, and began to clear the residence. Scott Rocha stepped out of a bedroom and spoke with officers. Rocha told them that he had shot his mother, but it was accidental. Rocha took officers to his mother’s body. 65 year old Frances Rocha was found with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

Scott Rocha was taken into custody for the crime. Specific charges are still pending at this time. Frances and Scott did live together at 3547 Loblolly. The case is still under investigation, and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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