By Lisa Schlichtman
The body found in rural Lawrence County on Sunday morning has been identified as Able Ibarra, a 45-year-old hispanic male from Purdy.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office released the victim's name at 9:29 a.m. this morning. Ibarra's death is being investigated as a homicide.
According to Sheriff Brad DeLay, Ibarra's body was found in a wooded area off of a Lawrence County farm road the morning after deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a location a few miles away.
Ibarra's cause of death has not been determined pending an autopsy.