Investigators hope an autopsy will reveal how an Arkansas beauty queen died.
Nona Dirksmeyer was found in her apartment near Arkansas Tech University in Russelville Thursday evening.
Police say they have several leads in the apparent homicide.
Investigators have not disclosed many details other than to say Dirksmeyer was not killed with a standard weapon, such as a gun or knife.
Dirksmeyer was the reigning Miss Petit Jean Valley.
She competed in the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant in Hot Springs back in June.