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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say the death of a Mississippi man who was found near an Arkansas highway over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.

Officials have identified the victim as 56-year-old Robert Hudson of Glen, Miss.

Officers responded to the area of Arkansas Highway 239 and the Interstate 55 service road after a motorist called about a body lying off the roadway Sunday morning. The Blytheville Courier News ( ) reports Hudson was working temporarily in Blytheville.

Police Chief Ross Thompson says the department is following several leads. He asked that anyone with information about case contact police at 870-762-0400 or send him an email at chiefrossthompson(at)

Information from: Blytheville Courier News,

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