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Sheriff: Man admits 'causing death' of brother

by Danielle Kloap | May 26, 2015 at 5:22 p.m. | Updated May 26, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.
Jack Fryer Jr., left, and Robert "Bob" Fryer are pictured in these images released by Arkansas State Police.

A missing man who had been the subject of a Silver Alert along with his brother has been located and has admitted to causing the sibling's death, authorities said Tuesday.

Conway County Sheriff Mike Smith said in a statement that the North Little Rock Police Department located Robert Fryer and that he "admitted to investigators to causing the death of his brother, Jack Fryer Jr."

Authorities had earlier issued a Silver Alert for the siblings, noting that they had last been seen on Saturday in Hattieville.

Smith said authorities on Tuesday also searched property belonging to Jack Fryer Jr. and found "what are believed to be bone fragments in a burn barrel."

The remains were sent to the Arkansas state Crime Laboratory for identification, Smith said.

See Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on this story.


Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for two missing brothers who were last seen Saturday in Conway County.

Police say Jack Fryer Jr., 71, and Robert "Bob" Fryer, 58, were last known to be at 1 Dillion Hole Road in Hattieville.

Jack Fryer is described as a 6-foot white man weighing 220 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

Bob Fryer is described as a 6-foot white man weighing 175 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Authorities say he is mentally impaired.

A Conway County sheriff's office official on Tuesday said the silver alert is still active.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Conway County sheriff's office at (501) 354-2411.


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