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Update: Body Of Missing Drew County Man Recovered


DREW COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — A missing Drew County Arkansas man has been found dead. According to a statement released by the Drew County Sheriffs Department, the body of 26-year-old Marquis Martin was discovered in a creek just outside of Wilmar Saturday morning around 7:05 AM. Authorities were alerted to the body by a 911 call from the public. An Arkansas Game and Fish officer was on scene moments after the call and Drew County Sheriffs officials arrived on scene shortly after along with agents of the Arkansas State Police. Martin was pronounced deceased at 9:40 AM by the Drew County Coroner. The body was taken to Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello before being sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy. Martin was reported missing on February 11th, last having been seen on surveillance video at Murphy’s USA gas station near Walmart in Monticello around 9:20 PM February 9th. Police believe he was later driven to his home in Wilmar and dropped off. When he failed to report for work Monday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 10th, a family friend reported to a Monticello dispatcher that Marquis was missing, at that time a missing person case was opened. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the death of Marquis Martin is urged to contact the Arkansas State Police, or the Drew County Sheriffs Department.

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