Coroner: body recovered in South Fayetteville


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — A body was recovered late Wednesday morning in Fayetteville near the 7hills Homeless Center off South School Avenue.

Washington County Coroner, Roger Morris said around 11:15 a.m. a body was recovered off 19th Street in South Fayetteville on a property the University of Arkansas owns near the 7hills Homeless Center.

Morris said the body could not be identified. At this time, the death has not been ruled suspicious.

Captain Gary Crain with the University of Arkansas police said there does not appear to be any foul play.

Crain did confirm the body recovered is a man.

The body has since been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock to determine the cause of death and identification of the body.

On Tuesday, Fayetteville Police issued a Silver Alert for Summer “Glen” Fields who went missing October 2.

Fields, 61, was last seen Oct. 2 near South Razorback and West Cato Springs Roads wearing a navy t-shirt, gray sweat pants, and slippers.

According to Fayetteville Police, the body recovered in south Fayetteville matches the description of the missing man, Sumner “Glen” Fields.

The University of Arkansas Police Department is investigating the case.

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