HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Hempstead County officials are releasing the name of a man whose body was found in an abandoned house.
Sheriff James Singleton told the Texarkana Gazette
an Arkansas State Crime Lab autopsy confirmed the remains are those of 64-year-old James Watson of Stamps. The cause of death is pending.
A sheriff's deputy found Watson's pickup truck Oct. 10 behind the abandoned home. Search dogs helped find Watson in the home last week.
Watson's brother, Archie, told authorities in late October he hadn't seen his brother or spoken to him in about four weeks. Singleton says the last sighting of James Watson was Oct. 8 when he drove by a deputy's home near Patmos in his truck.
The sheriff's office and Arkansas State Police are investigating Watson's death.(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)