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Arkansas State Police investigating body found along highway as homicide

Investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a body was found on the side of Highway 186 by passersby Wednesday morning.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Arkansas — Investigators with Franklin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a body was found on the side of Highway 186 by passersby Wednesday morning.

On Aug. 10 at around 6:30 a.m., deputies reported to the area where passersby traveling on Highway 186 south of Interstate 40 found the body of a female.

Deputies reported to the scene and called Arkansas State Police to take over the investigation. 

On Wednesday afternoon, state police said they are treating the case as a homicide.

The victim has not yet been identified and the body has been sent to the state crime lab to determine the manner and cause of death.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

Credit: KFSM

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