A corpse was recovered in an Arkansas Walmart parking lot, authorities said.At 1:18 p.m. on Monday, Fort Smith witnesses spotted a corpse in a parked car outside Walmart at 8301 Rogers Avenue.
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Fort Smith police say: "The 50-year-old Caucasian man was found by onlookers inside his car.
"The witness contacted 911. More details will be published when available."
Fort Smith police say there's no public threat and will investigate how the guy died.
New: "No wrongdoing is suspected. The death will be determined by the state crime lab.