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Homicide victim identified

Monday, August 13, 2012 ~ Updated 9:54 AM

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.

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