On the evening of November 19, 2016, James “Hagen” Glenn and Victoria Dycus called Stone County 911 to report that Dycus’ four year old daughter, Skylar Shellstrom, was not breathing.

An ambulance responded and transported Skylar to the Stone County Medical Center (SCMC). The Attending Emergency Room Physician declared Skylar dead shortly after her arrival. The Attending Physician believed the death to be a result of homicide.

The Stone County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigations immediately responded to the hospital and began an investigation of the four year olds death.

Skylar Shellstrom’s body was submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy. On November 29, 2016, the Arkansas State Police Investigator received official notification from the Medical Examiner that Skylar’s death was the result of a homicide.

If any member of the public has pertinent information regarding this investigation they can contact the Stone County Sheriff’s Department at (870) 269-3825.

The tragic death of a four year old little girl is taken very serious by both the Stone County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police. This is an ongoing investigation, and as with any investigation, of this nature, Law Enforcement will not release details until an appropriate time so as not to hinder the investigation.

Lance Bonds

Stone County Sheriff