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Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. releases more info on body found Monday; death being investigated as ‘suspicious’

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In a brief statement released this morning, the Independence County Sheriff’s Department says the body discovered in southern Independence County on Monday has been identified — and the death is being investigated as “suspicious.”

The department says the body, which was found outdoors near a residence on Union Hill Road, was that of a 49-year-old male and that they are in contact with the agency where the incident occurred.

The statement did not release the name of the victim.

White River Now will continue to follow this story as information develops.

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