Police are searching for a Conway man wanted in connection with the death of a Desha County woman whose body was discovered Monday morning near Dumas.

The body of Viola Davis, 56, of Mitchellville, was discovered along Kirtley Road, northeast of Dumas. Her body was sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory to determine the manner and cause of death, according to a news release from the Arkansas State Police which is investigating the death.

Meanwhile, an arrest warrant has been issued for Lavern Blackmon, 57, of Conway, in connection with Davis’ abduction and murder.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Blackmon is asked to contact State Police.

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