FBI Little Rock
Public Affairs Officer Jessica Franklin
April 13, 2021

National Park Service and FBI Seek Information Regarding Hot Springs National Park Homicide Investigation

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Paige Autumn White’s body was found in the Hot Springs National Park near Whittington/Blacksnake Road. The National Park Service is leading the investigation, with assistance from the FBI, the Garland County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, and the Hot Springs Police Department.

We are looking for the community’s help to find out what happened to her. While we cannot share everything we know at this time, we do know that Paige is the victim of a homicide. We are hoping to learn about the days leading up to Paige’s death and are eager to hear from family, friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who may have seen her recently.

There is a strong possibility the person who did this continues to work and/or live in our community. This individual likely has familiarity with the areas in which Paige was last seen and recovered. Individual(s) responsible for, or who have knowledge of, the death of Paige may have exhibited changes of behavior to include:

  • Altering of physical appearance (growth or removal of facial hair, change in hair color or cut, etc.)
  • Cleaning of vehicles
  • Change in normal routine, which might include missing work, classes, or previously scheduled appointments
  • Displays of anxiety, nervousness, or irritability
  • Intense interest in the investigation, a noticeable disinterest, or an unexplained knowledge of the situation
  • Unexplained injuries (cuts on hands, bruises, etc.) during the period Paige was last seen alive and then recovered

Every day we are gathering more information from the community to move this case forward, and the continued assistance is appreciated.

Sometimes people who may have knowledge do not initially come forward because of their relationships to people involved, concerns for their safety, or they may not realize information they have is important. If you feel you have information regarding Paige and her death, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please share it with the National Park Service by calling their tip line at 888-653-0009, reporting online at nps.gov/ISB, or emailing nps_isb@nps.gov. You may remain anonymous when reporting to the National Park Service.

For more information about this case, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/isb-hosp-rfi.htm.