Sketch of Victim
Unidentified White Male
The victim was found by a fisherman in 3 feet of water, floating wrapped in a sleeping bag in Beaver Lake in Rogers, Arkansas.
Authorities believe the sleeping bag ripped away from whatever weighed it down and floated to the surface.
Because the shoreline near the area where the body was found is steep and wooded, the body may have been brought to the lake either by boat or from another location on the lake.
Access to the area is limited, although a small cabin overlooks the site where the body was found.
The sleeping bag was of the "Dupont" brand sold by "MZH, Inc." in Haleyville, Alabama.
Also found were two pillows, stuffed with foam, marked with "Washington Regional Medical Center".
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Benton County Sheriff Department
Agency Case Number:
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN 10/21/96
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