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TEXARKANA, Ark. - A woman has been found dead in Texarkana, Arkansas, after police were called to her home on a welfare check.

Arkansas Adult Protective Services requested on Thursday that police check on Christy Himes, 40, at home in the 1200 block of Martha Street.

When officers arrived, they found a badly decomposed body.

The remains have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine the cause of death and positive identification.

On Wednesday, police arrested Tony Hooker on an unrelated warrant.

Police say he was Himes' caregiver. At this time, Hooker has not been charged in her death. 

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