Body of Missing 9-Year-Old Hunter Found in South Arkansas

UNION COUNTY, AR (KTVE) - Union County Sheriff Mike McGough is now saying that the missing Magnolia boy found dead Tuesday morning died of a gunshot wound.

Hank Bollen, 9,  was reported missing on Monday. According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, his body was found in a deer camp outside of Marysville around 9 a.m. today. 

Earlier investigators said Bollen may have died by drowning. Sheriff McGough says they're investigating this as a hunting accident and do not believe foul play was involved.  Bollen went missing while squirrel hunting with family members Monday morning south of U.S. 82 near Marysville, which is west of El Dorado.

Bollen's body has been sent to Little Rock for an autopsy at the State Crime Lab and the investigation is not yet over.

Family members also declined comment. They did say that this was a normal thing for Hank to go out hunting by himself. Hank was out of school Monday due to the Presidents' Day holiday.

According to the Magnolia Reporter, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, area volunteer fire departments and others were taking part in the search.

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