EL DORADO — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who didn't return after he went squirrel hunting in the south Arkansas woods has been found dead.
Union County Sheriff Mike McGough said the body of Hank Bollen of Magnolia was found late Tuesday morning near the border of Union and Columbia counties.
Shreveport television station KSLA reported that the boy had at least one gunshot wound, though authorities haven't said how that happened.
The sheriff said his office was called by wildlife officers who were summoned just before nightfall Monday when the boy hadn't returned home. McGough said Hank had been hunting by himself with a single-shot, .22-caliber rifle.
The body is being sent to the state Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for an autopsy.