Missing Arkansas woman found dead in river, no signs of foul play

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MARIANNA, Ark. — An Arkansas family is in mourning after the body of a missing woman was found on Thursday, almost a week after she went missing.

Rosetta Arnold’s body was found in the L’Anguille River around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Marianna Police said.  She did not have any visible injuries and there is no reason to suspect foul play, they added.

Police said they won’t have an official cause of death until they receive the medical examiner’s report.

On social media, Arnold’s family confirmed the news and thanked the community for their support. They asked for prayers during this difficult time.

Friends said Arnold was a foster mother for six children.

Arnold was last seen driving a 2002 GMC Yukon in Marianna on Friday, Nov. 2. When she didn’t show up for work the next morning family and friends said they knew something was wrong.

Her co-worker Mirranda Warf said earlier this week that she worked with Rosetta for 10 years at the Marianna County Club. Warf said the whole community, state police and local agencies came together Monday morning for a massive search in hopes of finding the 59-year-old.

During search efforts, Marianna Police told us GPS pinged  Arnold’s car at L’ Anguille River. Arkansas Game and Fish found something several feet down in the water. But it’s unclear if it was Rosetta’s car.

Warf said about 50 people walked for miles looking for Rosetta. Some rode around in a boat because the lake is about 15 feet deep.

Officials say it took them more than five hours using heavy machinery to lift the car and body out of the river from a depth of 25 feet.

“Once removed, no visible signs of any trauma, gunshot wounds, nothing like that,” said Sgt. Alvin Honeycutt with Marianna Police.

Marianna Police say they expect to have results from the state crime lab back giving an official cause of death within the week.

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