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UPDATE: Boy found with self-inflicted gun shot wound

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UPDATE:

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (KTBS) - A 9 year-old Magnolia, Arkansas boy who had been missing since Monday morning, has been found deceased.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, Hank Bollen, 9, was found around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after an extended all night search. Hank's body was found about 200 yards away from his family's deer camp and authorities say he did have an unintended self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hank went missing around 11:00 a.m. Monday while he was squirrel hunting with relatives in the heavily wooded area south of U.S. 82 in the Braswell Corner-Shuler Road area near Marysville.

Hank was a fourth grade student at Central Elementary School in Magnolia, Arkansas. Magnolia Public Schools were out of session Monday in observance of President's Day and are also out today.

The Union County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State Police and other agencies are taking part in the search.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

UPDATE:

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (KTHV) -- The search for a missing 9-year-old boy was suspended Tuesday morning., according to Capt. Bill Hickman with the Union County Sheriff's Office. He said Hank Bollen's body was found in a remote area near Columbia County.

Bollen was said to have been squirrel hunting with relatives, and was reported missing Monday around 6 p.m. by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

AGFC, volunteer firefighters, family members, and State Police all took part in the search that lasted overnight and into the morning, according to Capt. Hickman.

The case is reportedly being treated as an unattended death, and his body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine a cause.

UPDATE:

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (KNOE 8 News) - The Magnolia Reporter is reporting that a search for a missing 9-year-old has been suspended.

The story says that no official word has comes from officials at the scene, but they believe a body of a minor has been found.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

EL DORADO, La. (KNOE 8 News/KTBS) - Authorities in southern Arkansas are searching for a missing 9-year-old boy.

According to KTBS, Hank Bollen was last seen around 11 a.m. Monday near the Union-Columbia County line.

He was squirrel hunting with relatives.

KTBS reports, "The Union County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State Police and other agencies are taking part in the search."

We will update this story as we get more information.

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