MissCo Authorities Investigating Apparent Homicide

December 18, 2003 - Posted at 9:22 a.m. CDT

LUXORA, AR - Detectives with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and the Arkansas State Police are investigating the apparent shooting death of a Crittenden County man whose body was discovered just off an Interstate-55 exit ramp near Keiser.

At approximately 6:38 Wednesday morning, the Sheriff's Department was notified of the body's discovery by a passing motorist.  Upon arrival at the scene, authorities found the body of a black male with a gunshot wound.

The body was then sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory for an autopsy, and authorities there have identified the body as that of 28-year-old Lyndell Lewis, of the West Memphis area.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to contact the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office at 870-762-2243, or 870-658-2243.