Body found in St. Francis identified as Lake City man

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The body found in the St. Francis River near the Lake City Bridge on Sunday, May 26, was identified as Mark Davis, 43.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy Justin Rolland said Davis had been missing since March 11. Rolland said he took his two young sons to a friend's home and said he would return. Family and friends told investigators it was unlike Davis to leave his children for long periods.

A fisherman, checking trot lines, found the body at about 7 p.m.

Deputy Rolland said a cause of death has not been determined and they are waiting on a preliminary autopsy report as of Thursday afternoon. Rolland said the investigation is ongoing and investigators are treating the death as suspicious.

The Dive Team from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office recovered evidence on Wednesday in the river near where the body was found.

"Several pieces of evidence were located but right now we cannot comment as to what was recovered," Deputy Rolland said.

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