Authorities have officially confirmed the identity of a body found at a Lake Columbia park on Monday, August 12.
Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe said Wednesday that Shannon Howell, 31, of Magnolia, died as a result of suffocation due to hanging. No foul play is suspected.
Deputies went to the Maurice Lewis Landing on August 12 in response to a report about a possible suicide. The body was sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.