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Skeletal remains found last month in Pine Bluff have been identified as those of a man who was last seen in the area months earlier, authorities said Wednesday.

The remains found Sept. 27 in the 2200 block of West 30th Avenue were identified as those of William Hopson, 39, the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a news release.

Hopson was last seen March 15 near Camden Road and 28th Avenue, which is about 1½ miles west of where his remains were found.

The state Crime Laboratory in Little Rock made the identification on the basis of clothing, articles found with the remains and "by comparing surgical implants against the medical records of Mr. Hopson," the release said.

No signs of trauma were found, and the cause of death was not determined, the release said.

A police spokesman said Hopson was homeless at the time he was last seen but that he has relatives in the White Hall area.

Metro on 10/13/2017

Print Headline: Bones in PB ID'd as homeless man's

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