Wesley Livingston

The body of a missing Ashley County was discovered Tuesday night in a wooded area in Gurdon about five miles from the Georgia Pacific mill where he worked.

Wesley Livingston, 24, of Hamburg, was seen on March 10 at the Georgia Pacific mill. His body was located by the Clark County Search and Rescue Unit Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Livingston’s body has been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy as the investigation continues.

“We have worked around the clock to find Wesley since he was reported missing,” Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson said in the news release. “Unfortunately, this was not the outcome that any of us had hoped for.

“Throughout our search efforts, we held out hope that we would be able to bring Wesley home safely,” Watson said. “I have stayed in contact with Wesley’s family throughout this search, and our prayers and thoughts will continue to be with them. At this time, we are continuing our investigation and will report more details once our investigation is concluded.”

Numerous law enforcement agencies and volunteers have worked tirelessly over the last two weeks searching for Livingson. Those agencies included the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkadelphia Police Department, Gurdon Police Department, the Clark County Office of Emergency Services, as well as a number of other law enforcement agencies throughout southwest Arkansas.