CROSSETT, Ark. (AP) — The Ashley County Sheriff's Office says a body found on a creek bank near Hermitage is believed to be that of a missing Crossett woman.

The body is thought to be 38-year-old Shannon Ridener, who was last seen Jan. 13 when she visited her father and stepmother in Crossett.

Authorities say the body was found Thursday just off Highway 63 by a Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer.

Sheriff Tommy Sturgeon says the body was sent to the state medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.