The body of a missing Independence County man was found in Sylamore on Arkansas State Highway 9 South, approximately two miles past the Stone County line on Oct. 5.
Hayden J. Cooper, 62, of Concord was reported missing by his family the Wednesday evening before his body was found.
Cooper had been visiting some friends and family in Mountain View and was thought to be traveling to Mammoth Springs, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.
Apparently, Cooper lost control of his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, and as the vehicle went off the east side of the highway down a steep embankment, Cooper was thrown from the bike.
After Izard County authorities located the body, Cooper was pronounced dead by Izard County Coroner Eddie Howard.