Body found in ditch identified as missing Wynne man

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 12:47 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:43 PM CST
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WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - The remains of a man found earlier this week in Wynne has been identified as a man who was the subject of a Silver Alert last month, according to the Arkansas State Police.

ASP said in a media release Wednesday that special agents heard this week from the state medical examiner’s office about the man, identified as Howard Earl Holmes, 70, of Wynne.

Holmes was the subject of the alert, issued Nov. 2.

ASP said earlier this week that a Wynne resident discovered the remains of an adult male in a shallow drainage ditch around 3 p.m. Nov. 28 while walking in the 500-block of Front Street.

Wynne police had asked ASP to lead the investigation.

ASP said Wednesday that they are continuing their investigation into Holmes’ death.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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