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Update: Police Identify Man Found in NLR Creek

Police have determined the cause of death and released the identity of a man who was found in a creek on Sunday.
Tuesday Update:
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Police have determined the cause of death and released the identity of a man who was found in a creek on Sunday.

NLRPD says 69-year-old George Zumwalt, of North Little Rock, died from a gunshot wound.

He was found in a creek on Batesville Pike in North Little Rock on Sunday afternoon.

Stick with ArkansasMatters.com for more information as it becomes available.


Original Story:
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Police have recovered a man's body found in a creek on Batesville Pike, and at this point, it's a mystery on how it got there.

Right now, police aren't giving us a whole lot of information.

The man had some sort of trauma to his head, but whether this was a murder or accident is currently unknown.

Just after 2:00 Sunday afternoon, North Little Rock Police (NLRPD) say a couple bicyclists made a gruesome discovery when they found the man's body in a creek.

"We don't have any missing persons at this time," says Officer Shana Cobbs, NLRPD. "We also contacted local police around this area, and they don't have missing persons."

People who live nearby say they'll be extra cautious since this happened.

Eric Blankenship said, "I think it would be wise for people to watch for any strange activity or anything like that."

But right now, Blankenship says he's more concerned about the victim's family, who may not even know yet that their loved one is gone.

"Your heart goes out to the family. I don't know anything about this person, but I'm sure there are loved ones involved," he said. "That would be pretty hard for them to deal with this right now."

The man's body will be sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

Stick with ArkansasMatters.com for more information as it becomes available.

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