Remains of Person Found in Mississippi County Forest

SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 7:57 a.m. CDT

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Mississippi County authorities say the remains of a human body have been found in woods by a squirrel hunter.

The hunter found the body Wednesday while in the woods on County Road 246.  Captain Ed Guthrie of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department says the body had been there about a month or so.  According to the sheriff's office, foul play is not suspected.

A tentative identification of the remains has been made, but the body is being sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for a positive ID and family notification.

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