Lawrence Co. Deputies Recover Female’s Body in Black River

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson confirms the body of a young woman has been found in the Black River near Old Davidsonville State Park.

Authorities say a fisherman discovered the body in a treetop floating in the river and called police around 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

The sheriff has contacted the state crime lab and is waiting to have the body delivered for an autopsy and identification.

Since March, crews have been searching Lawrence County for Sidney Randall, a 14-year-old who went missing from Walnut Ridge. The sheriff cannot confirm whether the body is connected to Randall’s disappearance at this point in the investigation.

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