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Body found in part of southern Independence County sent to State Crime Lab

A body found near a residence in southern Independence County has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said this morning that investigators were called to a residence on Union Hill Road yesterday where a deceased body was found outdoors.

The sheriff said at this time his department does not know the identification of the person or the cause of death. Stephens is asking the State Crime Lab to determine the answer to both of those questions.

White River Now will have more information on this story as it develops.

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