MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a man who lived near Mountain Home.  A friend found the body of Raymond Barnes, 52, in Barnes' yard at 17 CR 253 on Sunday evening about 8:30.

Sheriff’s Department investigators and the Baxter County Coroner examined the scene. Barnes' body is at the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for an autopsy to try to determine the cause of death.