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Batesville man found dead in Independence County

Photo provided by Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept. Photo provided by Independence Co. Sheriff's Dept.

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) –Authorities in Independence County said the body of a 65-year old man was found Friday, three days after he was reported missing.

Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff's Office said Luther Olinger went missing Tuesday night in Batesville. Shortly after his disappearance, Arkansas State Police issued a Silver Alert.

Olinger was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue work shirt with "CITY OF BATESVILLE" on it. Mundy said his department does not suspect foul play.

Olinger's body will be sent to the state medical examiner's office for autopsy.

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