Bones in PB ID’d as home­less man’s

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS INSIDE -

Skele­tal re­mains found last month in Pine Bluff have been iden­ti­fied as those of a man who was last seen in the area months ear­lier, au­thor­i­ties said Wed­nes­day.

The re­mains found Sept. 27 in the 2200 block of West 30th Av­enue were iden­ti­fied as those of Wil­liam Hop­son, 39, the Pine Bluff Po­lice De­part­ment said in a news re­lease.

Hop­son was last seen March 15 near Cam­den Road and 28th Av­enue, which is about 1½ miles west of where his re­mains were found.

The state Crime Lab­o­ra­tory in Lit­tle Rock made the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion on the ba­sis of cloth­ing, ar­ti­cles found with the re­mains and “by com­par­ing sur­gi­cal im­plants against the med­i­cal records of Mr. Hop­son,” the re­lease said.

No signs of trauma were found, and the cause of death was not de­ter­mined, the re­lease said.

A po­lice spokesman said Hop­son was home­less at the time he was last seen but that he has rel­a­tives in the White Hall area.

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