JONESBORO, Ark. -- The manager of a Jonesboro Dollar Tree was killed after being abducted at gunpoint after closing.
The incident happened Sunday night around 9:30.
According to police, Assistant Manager Loretta Pixler and several other employees were leaving the store for the evening when they were approached by a man demanding money.
Pixler was forced to drive away in her vehicle.
The 2004 Hyundai Accent was later involved in an accident near I-555 near they Payneway exit and ended up in a ditch.
Pixler was discovered dead at the scene.
Jonesboro Police are now searching for the suspect who kidnapped her in the Dollar Tree parking lot.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark short sleeve shirt, gray pants with a red bandanna over his face.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657, or they can report his location anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 870-935-STOP (7867).