Body found in submerged vehicle identified

Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 3:37 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 6:49 PM CST
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SYLAMORE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Izard County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found Sunday in a car submerged in the White River.

According to a news release shared on social media, the driver has been identified as 52-year-old Anita Farrier of Southside.

The sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play; however, they are still investigating.

On Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office received a message from the Stone County Sheriff’s Office about a possible vehicle found in the river.

Deputies, along with Arkansas Game and Fish officers and the Allison-Sylamore Fire Department, searched the area and found the submerged car.

Inside, they found Farrier’s body.

Izard County Sheriff Charley Melton says it’s a tough situation.

“It’s heart wrenching. Especially for the family of this lady, but that’s what we’re her for. We’re her to try and help solve crimes and help folks that need help when they need it.”

Arkansas State Police are assisting in the investigation.