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Monday, May 21, 2018

Police find body in Arkansas River; apparently that of missing wedding guest

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 2:38 PM

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Little Rock police announced at 2:30 p.m. that the body of a white male had been found in the Arkansas River behind the Old State House.

As yet, no word if this could be connected to an out-of-state wedding guest reported missing Saturday night after he went for a jog from his downtown hotel. A Snapchat photo he sent Saturday night was taken on the Broadway Bridge over the river, a little more than a block west of the Old State House.

UPDATE: KATV's Matt Mershon quotes homicide detectives as saying the body carried the ID of Brennan Willis, the 28-year-old Illinois man last seen by family when he left a downtown hotel for a run about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. No word yet about cause of death.



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