HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Rodney Letterman, the hiker reported missing August 27, 2017 near a hiking trail in Devil’s Den State Park, has been identified as the skull found in the same area.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the skull found near Devil’s Den State Park as that of 33-year-old Letterman.


Police say a hiker found a human skull at the park.

The remains were sent to the crime lab, where they used DNA testing, to identify to whom it belonged, reports 4029TV.

Letterman was last seen one a hiking trail in Devil’s Den near Butterfield Trail with a friend, when the two became separated.

The Sheriff’s Office says at this time, they have been unable to determine the cause of death.


Geo quick facts: Washington is a city in Ozan Township, Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 180 at the 2010 census, up from 148 in 2000. It is part of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area. The city is home to Historic Washington State Park – Wikipedia.