Investigation underway after man found dead by Interstate 40

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a property owner discovered a man’s body near Interstate 40 in central Arkansas.

The man’s body was discovered Thursday afternoon by a property owner who was walking along a fence line near Mayflower, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Police.

Authorities were working to identify the man, whose body was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to determine a cause of death.

The body was found near the same area where a man fled a traffic stop late Wednesday, state police said. Mayflower officers had pulled over a truck, later determined to have been stolen in Ozark, when the driver ran off, according to state police.

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