Kennett Police Department

News Release

The Kennett Police Department along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office are working an ongoing Homicide investigation in the Floyd Courts area of Kennett. Kennett Police Officers were initially dispatched to check the well-being of Carolletta K Hamilton, 24 originally from Caruthersville MO. Apparently Hamilton had not been seen in a few days and the family became worried. Officers were dispatched and shortly arrived at the address in the 900 block of Floyd Courts. Upon entry Police discovered the deceased body of Hamilton in the residence. Investigators from Kennett Police, along with members of the MSHP, and the Dunklin and Pemiscot sheriffs were then called in to work the incident.

Investigators were able to obtain information from witnesses that led them to detain a black male from Homestown MO as a person of interest. Later evidence was gathered that allowed Investigators, who working with Dunklin County Prosecutor Jeff McCormick, to seek the filing of formal charges against this suspect for Homicide.

The suspect was later incarcerated in the Dunklin County Jail, awaiting the formal charges at which time his name will be released.

If anyone has any information please contact Kennett Police Captain Tim Trowbridge at 573-888-4622.