Human remains found near Searcy school identified

Human remains found near Searcy school identified
Searcy Police respond to call about human remains near school (Source: KAIT-TV)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Human remains found in the woods near a local high school have been identified.

Using dental records, the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory were able to identify the remains found earlier this week as those of Larry Don Madden, 26, of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

He had been missing from the Searcy area since 1999.

Chief Steve Hernandez said Friday that Madden had been in the area working and staying with a friend at the time of his disappearance.

The case remains under investigation.

On Tuesday, April 9, a Riverview High School student found Madden’s remains in a wooded area off of Moore Street near the school.

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Posted by Riverview School District on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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