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Body found in Arkansas drainage ditch identified as 70-year-old man

According to Arkansas State Police, Howard Earl Homes was found in a shallow drainage ditch Sunday between Front and Ash streets in Wynne.

WYNNE, Ark. — UPDATED: Arkansas State Police said Wednesday the remains of a man found in a drainage ditch in Wynne this weekend have been identified as 70-year-old Howard Earl Holmes.

According to a release from Arkansas State Police, a resident walking near 503 Front St. told Wynne police officers around 3 p.m. Sunday they found a body in a shallow drainage ditch between Front and Ash streets.

The department asked the state police to lead the death investigation. The remains were taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab who identified them as Holmes. They have not yet said how he died.

The Arkansas State Police is continuing its investigation into Holmes’ death.

Anyone with information about his’ whereabouts dating back as far as November 2nd this year is asked to contact the Arkansas State Police or the Wynne Police Department.

Credit: Arkansas State Police
Howard Earl Holmes


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