BY MELANIE BUCK –
The body of 52-year old Kevin Birdwell has been located after being reported missing on Friday, July 14th. Birdwell, a resident of Board Camp, was last heard from on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, when his girlfriend spoke to him via phone. When she could not reach him on Thursday, July 13, she sent neighbors to check on him on Thursday evening, and reported him as missing on Friday morning.
Birdwell’s body was recovered in Chicot County, Arkansas on Saturday, July 15th, which has now been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to identify a cause of death.
Polk County Sheriff Sawyer said there were no signs of foul play at Birdwell’s cabin and that his truck, motorcycle, and dog were all there when they were searching for him on Friday. Birdwell is also from Springhill, Louisiana, and has residences in both Louisiana and Polk County.
More details are not being released at this time. If you have information, contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Department at 479-394-2511. The Arkansas State Police, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and Chicot County Sheriff’s Office are all taking part in the joint investigation.
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Birdwell’s girlfriend issued a statement following the recovery of his body: