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Police locate family of senior found dead in front yard

Posted June 12

— After a lengthy search, Fayetteville police have located and spoken with the family of a man who was found dead in the front yard of a Fayetteville home last month.

The body of Ronald Carl Smith, 71, was found at about 7 a.m. on May 14 at a home along the 500 block of Adam Street.

Authorities said Smith died of natural causes, but detectives were unable to locate any of his family members until a month after the incident.

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