Police seek identity of man found dead near Searcy creek

January 29, 2020 GMT

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Police in Searcy are working to identify a man who was found dead near a creek over the weekend.

The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory determined that the man died from a medical condition, but Searcy police said in a press release that investigators still don’t know his identity.

The man’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said the body had been at the creek for at least several weeks and possibly several months.

Searcy Police Chief Steve Hernandez said investigators hoped DNA or dental records would help them identify the man.