Magnolia Boy Found Dead in Apparent Hunting Accident

Published 02/18 2014 04:45PM

Updated 02/18 2014 07:04PM

Update (1 p.m.):
UNION COUNTY, AR (KTVE) - Union County Sheriff Mike McGough is now saying that the missing Magnolia boy found dead this morning died of a gunshot wound. 

Earlier investigators said Hank Bollen, 9, may have died by drowning.

Sheriff McGough says they're investigating this as a hunting accident and do not believe foul play was involved. 

Bollen's body has been sent to Little Rock for an autopsy at the State Crime Lab and the investigation is not yet over. 

Family members also declined comment.  They did say that this was a normal thing for Hank to go out hunting by himself. Hank was out of school Monday due to the Presidents' Day holiday. 

Update (11:20 a.m.):
UNION COUNTY, AR (KTVE) - The Union County Sheriff's Office says the body of a missing 9-year-old Magnolia boy was found this morning. 

Hank Bollen was reported missing on Monday. According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, his body was found in a deer camp outside of Marysville around 9 a.m. today.

Investigators believe the boy drowned. His body is being sent to the State Crime Lab in Little Rock. 

Update (10:15 a.m.):

UNION COUNTY, AR - The Magnolia Reporter newspaper reports that the search for a missing 9-year-old boy has been suspended after the discovery of a body in a wooded area near the Union-Columbia County line.

The Magnolia Reporter says there has been no official statement from the Union County Sheriff's Office but "people close to the family said the young hunter’s body had been found."

We'll have more details as they become available.

Original story (Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m.):
UNION COUNTY, AR (KTVE) - Search teams have resumed looking for a missing 9-year-old Magnolia boy.

Hank Bollen was last seen while squirrel hunting with family members Monday morning south of U.S. 82 near Marysville, which is west of El Dorado.

According to the Magnolia Reporter, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, area volunteer fire departments and others were taking part in the search.

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