Body found in Johnson creek identified

Northwest Arkansas News

JOHNSON, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The body of a Tristan Melvin Jones, 23, was found in a creek in Johnson on Sunday, according to Lt. Richard Duncan with the Johnson Police Department.

Duncan said two people walking along Clear Creek discovered the man’s body at around 6 p.m.

Responding officers recovered the body of a white man between the ages of 20 to 30. Duncan said the body showed no signs of trauma and estimated that it had not been in the creek long.

The man was wearing only a t-shirt and underwear, and no articles of identification were found, police said.

“Thanks to the help from Arkansas State Police we were able to get fingerprints and identify the man,” said Duncan. “We did notify next of kin.”

Jones’ body will be sent to the Arkansas State crime laboratory for an autopsy.

Duncan said family of Jones lives in Washington County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Johnson Police Department.

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