Remains found in Southwest Little Rock identified

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State Police CID asked to investigate

UPDATE:

The Arkansas State Medical Examiner says the human remains found near 31st and Cedar Streets in southwest Little Rock yesterday (March 19th) are those of Fredrick Lamont O’Donald, 27, of Little Rock.

O’Donnell is believed to the individual who fled from a Little Rock Police Officer following a February 16, 2020 traffic stop near 29th Street and Asher Avenue.

 The Arkansas State Police investigation is continuing.

ORIGINAL STORY:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Human remains believed to be the body of a man last seen on February 16, 2020 were discovered about 8 AM today in a wooded area in southwest Little Rock.

As of late this afternoon the body had not been positively identified.

The body is suspected to be an individual who, following a police traffic stop near 29th Street and Asher Avenue, fled from a Little Rock Police Officer who has stated he lost sight of the man during the foot pursuit.

The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division has been requested by Little Rock Police commanders to conduct an investigation of the death. The state medical examiner will determine the identity of the body as well as the manner and cause of death.

Over the past month multiple ground and air searches for the suspect who fled from police have occurred involving both Little Rock Police Officers and Arkansas State Troopers.

Little Rock Police Detectives have also actively investigated other possible leads in an attempt to locate the suspect who fled from the police officer.

The search area has extended from Asher Avenue southwest of where the traffic stop occurred into the wooded area and thick underbrush around Fourche Creek.

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