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Authorities working to identify remains, locate missing Fouke woman

Motorists on northbound Interstate 49 were detoured around the Fouke, Ark., exit after the discovery of human remains April 12. (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12) Motorists on northbound Interstate 49 were detoured around the Fouke, Ark., exit after the discovery of human remains April 12. (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)
Elesa Kim Roberts was last seen at her home in Fouke, Arkansas. (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office) Elesa Kim Roberts was last seen at her home in Fouke, Arkansas. (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)
MILLER CO, AR (KSLA) -

Authorities are working to identify human remains found on Interstate 49 in southwest Arkansas.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office has released a statement saying they are working to identify the remains of a white female found on Interstate 49. The case is being investigated as a hit and run by the Arkansas State Police. The remains have not been positively identified.

Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, someone saw what appeared to be debris on the highway at the Fouke, exit and notified the Arkansas Highway Department, authorities said.

The remains have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

In the same statement released by MCSO, it states Elesa Kim Roberts, 49 has been missing from her Fouke home since Tuesday.

Roberts is 5'4" and weighs 140. She has red hair and hazel eyes.

The Miller County Sheriff's office still considers Roberts as a missing person.

Bowie County Search and Rescue Team and the Miller County Office of Emergency Management are assisting in locating her.

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