WHITE COUNTY, Ark. – Local officials are investigating after a man’s body is found in a pond near his home.
He’s identified as Gary Williams, 49.
The White County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) says deputies were called to Williams’ home on Sandy Ford Road near Beebe Tuesday after his employer requested someone go there to check on him because he had not showed up for work in a couple of days.
When deputies went to Williams’ home, they found both of his vehicles still there and completed a missing persons report.
Deputies then began searching Williams’ property around his home and found some items near a pond. Late that afternoon, the White County Dive Team started a search of the water that continued until dark and resumed Wednesday morning.
Williams’ body was found in the pond and was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.