Body found in Brookland identified

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) – The deceased body found Thursday morning in Brookland off Highway 49 across from the golf course has been identified.

Detective Gary Etter with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office says the body found was that of Michael Epley of Brookland.

Etter says Epley was a 41-year-old disabled veteran who went missing around 2 o'clock Thursday morning.  Investigators also say the man had visited the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO Wednesday night.

Epley's body is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

No foul play is suspected at this time, according to investigators.

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