Sheriff Shane Jones said at a press conference on Saturday that the five victims were between 8 and 50 years old and they were related to each other.
It is not clear how long these women and girls had been dead before they were found. When asked if the victim suffered a gunshot wound, Jones said it was too early, but “some were gunshot wounds.”
Jones said the incident appeared to be isolated, domestic, and not dangerous to the public.
No suspects were found. The Arkansas State Police is assisting local investigators.
Correction: An earlier title of this story was that the wrong number of women and girls were found dead in a house in Pope County, Arkansas on Christmas Day. Two women and three girls were found dead.