On Saturday, June 8, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office reported that a body had been found in a wooded area not far from Keith D. Hamby’s car. Hamby, 55, of near Hackett, had been missing for more than five days.
Hamby’s car was found abandoned on Mackenay Creek Road near Excelsior. Identification has not been confirmed at this time. Deputies have been working diligently since the report was made following leads and interviewing people with information. SCSO investigators conducted a grid search yesterday afternoon of the area and a body was found around 4 p.m.
Investigators are continuing to work to determine the cause and circumstances of the death. The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy. Proper identification of the body will be a part of the autopsy. At this time the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.