Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sidney Randall: Body Located; No ID as of Yet

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 lines Saturday evening.
Sheriff Dotson says the body was found near Old Davidsonville State Park by a fisherman around 5:40 p.m. 

"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 seen Saturday, March 9 wearing a brown Aeropostale jacket.
John Cornell, the primary suspect in Randall's disappearance was found dead near his truck Monday, March 11 from 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


dadgum said...


Anonymous said...

This is so sad.

Rick said...

I googled Sidney's name just now to see if something new had been reported, but nothing at all that I can find, not even what Peter posted about a body being located. Weird.

Peter - is this an inside source thing?

Rick said...

Weirder yet, I just put her name in BING and got an article - see below. Usually BING is not my friend...

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department says the body of a young woman has been found in the Black River but her name is not yet known.

The sheriff's office said Saturday evening that the body would be sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for an autopsy and identification.

There was no immediate indication whether the body is that of 14-year-old Sidney Nicole Randall. She has been missing since early March after her stepfather was found dead along a Lawrence County road. Officials say Cornell committed suicide.

Volunteers and law enforcement officials have conducted numerous searches for Sidney in northeast Arkansas. The efforts included dragging rivers and ponds.

Jonesboro television station KAIT reports ( ) that the body found Saturday was near the border between Lawrence and Randolph counties.

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