UPDATE: State Troopers identify body found near Hwy. 67

UPDATE: State Troopers have identified the body as 36-year-old James David Hicks of Alexander.

The body of a 36-year-old man was found along U.S 67, near McCain Boulevard, Wednesday morning around 7 a.m..

Arkansas State Police's Criminal Investigation Division was called to the scene and has initiated an investigation.

The body was transported to the State Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.

State Troopers are working to notify the man's next of kin. His identity has not been released yet.