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Missing Kansas woman last seen in Searcy has been found dead in Ponca

Mike Blocker, an investigator with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office in Jasper, Ark., said the body of Sherry Lynn Babcock, 51, of Potwin, Kan., was found yesterday morning (Dec. 9) by loggers in Ponca, Ark.

Her body was discovered several hundred yards from where her vehicle was parked.

Babcock had been missing since Nov. 16. Friends and family say their last contact with Babcock was when she was in Searcy for a visit.

Her abandoned car was found unlocked with her purse and valuables left inside. The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.

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