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FAYETTEVILLE -- A hiker found a human skull and remains Feb. 25 at Devil's Den State Park, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies received a call from park rangers after the hiker discovered the skull, according to a Facebook post Tuesday from the Sheriff's Office. Investigators found human remains near a trail.

The remains were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. Identification is pending, according to the post. Investigators requested a DNA profile. The cause and manner of death hasn't been determined.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating a missing-person case from Aug. 27, 2017, according to the post. Rodney Letterman, 37, of Bartlesville, Okla., was last seen in the area of a hiking trail at Devil's Den. A search was done but Letterman hasn't been found, nor have there been any leads to his whereabouts, according to the post.

NW News on 03/13/2019

Print Headline: Skull found at Devil's Den

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