A Little Rock man already jailed on a murder charge in another case has been charged with capital murder in the death of his own father.
The Little Rock Police Department announced charges today against Opio Hardin, 30, in the death of Charles Hardin, 70, whose body was found last month in a wooded area of south Pulaski County.
The older man had been reported missing nearly two months before his body was found.
Police say the younger Hardin was found to be in possession of his father's truck and other possessions.
Update (November 19):
A body found earlier this month in South Pulaski County has been identified as that of a missing Little Rock man.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says the remains found November 8th behind a house on Woodyard Road have been positively identified by the State Crime Lab as Charlie Hardin, 70, who had last been seen on September 25th.
The PCSO says the investigation has been taken over by the Little Rock Police Department, who says it's investigating Hardin's death as a homicide.
Hardin's son, Opio Hardin, 30, is jailed on a murder charge in the October 4 shooting death of Torence Nelson, 37, of Little Rock. That shooting took place on West 22nd Street in Little Rock.
When Hardin was picked up in that case, police say he was driving his father's vehicle. Charlie Hardin was reported missing soon after by another of his sons.
Original story (November 9):
A death investigation is underway after two boys playing in a wooded area in South Pulaski County find a body.
It happened Thursday afternoon shortly after two o'clock near the 1500 block of Woodyard Road, just off West Dixon Road.
According to a Pulaski County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) report, the remains were found lying next to a tree about 50 feet from a house.
The boys who found the body alerted their grandfather, who called the PCSO.
The PCSO says the body is a male, age unknown. It has been taken to the State Crime Lab for identification.