The Sheriff’s Office has received the preliminary autopsy results from the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office on the death of Thomas Edward Hilton, 86 years old of rural Mountain Home. It has been determined that Mr. Hilton died of natural causes.
Mr. Hilton’s body was found by his son on August 31, 2011 at the residence at 1088 CR 1032. Mr. Hilton had not been seen by anyone since August 26th, and he had been deceased for some period of time before his body was discovered.
The body of Thomas Hilton had been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and to determine the cause of death.
John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff