The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a rural Mountain Home man after he was found deceased in his yard at 17 CR 253 by a friend of his Sunday evening.
At approximately 8:36 PM on Sunday, July 20th, the Sheriff’s Office received the call reporting the death. On arrival, Sheriff’s deputies found 52 year old RAYMOND LEE BARNES to be deceased on the ground outside his home.
Sheriff’s Investigators and the Baxter County Coroner were summoned to initiate an investigation. The body of the deceased is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The investigation remains open pending the preliminary autopsy results.
Baxter County Sheriff’s Office