Authorities searching for Roy Oneal Smith in Lonsdale

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    • Roy Smith was last seen in the Lonsdale area riding ATVs with friends. His body was found in Saline County.

    LONSDALE, Ark. (KTHV) - The search continues for a Hot Spring County man.

    "We have both helicopters in the air and we have mounted patrol officers," said Lt. James Martin of Garland County on Tuesday.

    Authorities say they are looking for Roy Oneal Smith, 25, of Malvern.  Officers say he was last seen by his girlfriend July 27.

    Police say Smith's girlfriend informed his mother of his disappearance Sunday.  It was then, investigators say, that the mother filed a missing person's report.

    Smith is said to have been in the Lonsdale area riding four-wheelers with friends when he took off into the woods on his own.

    "That's unknown." said Lt. Martin, referring to a possible reason why Smith headed in a different direction.

    Investigators with Garland County and Hot Spring Sheriff's Offices spent Monday searching for Smith in the wooded area where he was last seen. The search was picked up Tuesday with help from the Arkansas State Police and their helicopter.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, authorities say they're still searching for Smith.  They tell us that they cannot comment as to whether foul play is involved.

    If you have any information on the whereabouts of Roy, please call the Garland County Sheriff's Office at (501) 622-3660.

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