UPDATE: At 4:11 p.m., Fort Smith Police reported that they have identified the body as Jordan Louis Gillian, 28. There were “no obvious signs of foul play,” but the investigation is ongoing.

The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fort Smith Police and Fire departments were called to 789 Riverfront Drive after a man’s body was found in the Arkansas River.

According to a media release from the FSPD, the departments were dispatched at approximately 10:15 a.m. on January 10. A process to identify the dead man is underway. No cause of death has been reported yet.

The police said that more information will be released after next of kin have been notified about the man’s death. The investigation is ongoing.

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