Body Found Near I-540 Ramp In Fort Smith Identified As Missing Oklahoma Man

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - A body found near the I-540 ramp onto Old Greenwood Road in Fort Smith on November 2, has been identified.

Through DNA analysis, the remains were found to be of Jimmy Lanier, 57, of Westville, Oklahoma, according to Arkansas State Police PIO Bill Sadler. Lanier was the subject of an Adair County, Oklahoma Silver Alert issued on August 17, 2018.

Jimmy Lanier. Photo Courtesy: Adair County Sheriff's Office.

Lanier's body was first discovered by a litter pick-up crew working near the I-540 ramp.

The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory has not released the manner and cause of his death.

Employees at Luther Stem Pools & Spas say they saw people picking up trash along the highway, and that's when they believe the crew called police about Lanier's body.

ASP told 5NEWS it appeared Lanier was homeless at the time of his death.

Lanier was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. His memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018, in Westville, Oklahoma.

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