Body Found in Cord Identified as Missing Quitman Man

FEBRUARY 16, 2007 - Posted at 10:57 a.m. CST

CORD, AR - Remains found in a burning building late last year are that of a Quitman man who disappeared after a Christmas party, Independence County authorities said.

James Howard Lee, 28, was last seen leaving the December 16 party riding a 4-wheeler, police said.  Witnesses told authorities that Lee was intoxicated at the time.

Sheriff's officials say foul play is not suspected.

The state Crime Laboratory used dental records and DNA to make the positive identification.

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