Body of missing man discovered in Mississippi River

The body of a Polk County man reported missing early Friday was discovered on Saturday in the Mississippi River near Eudora.

Kevin Birdwell, 52, formerly of Springhill, Louisiana, lived in a remote area near Mena in Polk County. He had not been heard from since Wednesday.

A fisherman discovered Birdwell’s body Saturday at about 8 p.m. in the Mississippi River near Eudora in Chicot County.

The body was taken to the state Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.

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