Info released on discovery of bodies of father and baby
YELL COUNTY (KATV) —
The four day search for a missing father and his infant son came to an end around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation into what happened is underway.
Bobby Ray, a Danville resident, said, "I was hoping they'd come out and find them alive, but this is just terrible. A terrible situation."
Like many of the residents in Yell County, Bobby Ray was horrified to hear that Brian Floyd, 33, and his son Harper, 10 months old, were found dead Tuesday around 1:30 p.m.
A U.S. Forest Service officer found the body of Harper first, and around an hour later, authorities found the body of his father Brian.
"This is not the outcome we'd hoped for. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved," Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey said.
Authorities found the bodies around 800 yards away from where Brian's truck was found Monday. Sheriff Gilkey described the area as rough, mountainous terrain.
Brooke Floyd, wife of Brian and mother of Harper, was arrested over the weekend for hindering apprehension and child endangerment. She remains behind bars.
According to Gilkey, "She put the child in a very unbearable and dangerous situation out here."
Sheriff Gilkey said Brooke was brought out several times during the search over the weekend to help look for her husband and infant son, but she didn't cooperate with the investigation until Monday.