LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson confirmed the body of a young female was found in
the Black River near the Lawrence and Randolph County linesevening.
Sheriff Dotson says the body was found near Old Davidsonville State Park by a fisherman around
"We want to thank that fisherman for calling in. People were still out looking," Sheriff Dotson said.
"Everybody that called in tips and everything during this entire search, we really appreciate it," Dotson said.
The body had been caught in a tree in the water about 1.5 miles south of a boat ramp.
Dotson says it appeared to have been underwater for some time.
The family of missing 14-year-old Sidney Randall has been notified as a courtesy, according to police.
Randall was reported missing exactly 10 weeks ago. The 5'4", 85 lb. girl was last seenwearing a brown Aeropostale jacket.
John Cornell, the primary suspect in Randall's disappearance was found dead near his truckfrom what appeared
to be a self inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.
After Cornell's death, Arkansas State Police issued a level 2 Morgan Nick Amber Alert for the 14-year-old.
The unidentified body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for positive identification.Region 8 News will continue to track the details of this developing story