- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

MALVERN, Ark. (AP) - Police say that human remains have been found in a protected wildlife area in Hot Spring County.

Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Woody Perry said Wednesday that the remains were found Monday evening in the Jack Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and that they are believed to have been in the area for several months.

The sheriff’s office said that the remains have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. Perry said that based on a preliminary investigation, the cause of death is considered “unnatural.”

The Arkansas State Police are assisting in the investigation.

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the protected area encompasses 18,274 acres in Hot Spring County near Bismarck.

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