Body found on I-49 positively identified as missing Fouke woman


According to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, the Arkansas State Crime Lab has positively identified the deceased person located on I:49 as Elesa Kim Roberts.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a death certificate is being prepared by the Arkansas Medical Examiner.

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office has closed the missing person case on Elesa Kim Roberts.

On April 12, 2017, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office began a Missing Person Investigation of a white female, Elesa Kim Roberts. Investigators called upon the Bowie County Search and Rescue Team and the Miller County Office of Emergency Management to assist in the investigation.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on the same day the Miller County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and informed of a deceased person on I-49.

Miller County authorities referred any further questions to Arkansas State Police.

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