El Dorado man found dead at roadside ...

El Dorado man found dead at roadside believed to be hit-and-run victim; police seek motorist

There are 25 comments on the 5NEWSonline.com story from Jun 4, 2011, titled El Dorado man found dead at roadside believed to be hit-and-run victim; police seek motorist. In it, 5NEWSonline.com reports that:

Authorities in Union County say a man whose body was found in some woods near a roadside appears to be the victim of a hit-and-run. The News-Times reports that the body of 40-year-old Thomas Lake Patterson of El Dorado was found Thursday night after authorities were told there was a body.

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hmmm

El Dorado, AR

#1 Jun 4, 2011
I hope they find the cruel person that would do such a thing. Just to leave someone on the roadside after hitting him. That is aweful. What if the person suffered in the dark and could have be saved at the ER?
OH Snap

El Dorado, AR

#2 Jun 4, 2011
THIS they can print even informing us the body went to the crime lab.
Odd at best.
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Tyler, TX

#3 Jun 4, 2011
OH Snap wrote:
THIS they can print even informing us the body went to the crime lab.
Odd at best.
Yep kinda funny isn't it
Well

El Dorado, AR

#4 Jun 4, 2011
I hope you mean it's kinda funny that the public is informed of the latest death in El Dorado. But, not the fact that a man is dead. I think it was probably some drunk teenager. I hope they find him.
OH Snap

El Dorado, AR

#5 Jun 4, 2011
I'm going out on a limb here and assuming that the only thing "funny" about this is the fact it was quickly put in print.
typical

United States

#6 Jun 5, 2011
Sad. The person would much rather dump the body and pretend it didn't happen instead of owning up to his/her recklessness and try to help the man. Condolences to the family.
hmmm

El Dorado, AR

#7 Jun 5, 2011
If you read the full article, doesn't it basically lead you to infer that he was an abuser? They say the two incidents(earlier 911 call from "next of kin") are unrelated, but I don't think they can be that sure so soon. Maybe they were, maybe not. If an unrelated person ran him down, that person should face charges. But there could be more connection than the authorities are admitting.
bobster

El Dorado, AR

#8 Jun 6, 2011
I noticed a car with severe damage to the front and windsheild on the left side of the car.
The car was at a residence on the corner of 6th and Bradley.
i guess it could have been caused by a deer but seeing as though someone has just been killed by a H&R driver. i thought I'd pass it along.
Crazy Teenage Drivers

El Dorado, AR

#9 Jun 6, 2011
There's someone with grayish/green truck with a lighter color on the bottom area and over wheels, that drives like a bat out of Hell through the Norphlet area and the surrounding rural roads. Really loud too. Has nearly run me off the road several times.
Family member

Fairview, TN

#10 Jun 6, 2011
bobster wrote:
I noticed a car with severe damage to the front and windsheild on the left side of the car.
The car was at a residence on the corner of 6th and Bradley.
i guess it could have been caused by a deer but seeing as though someone has just been killed by a H&R driver. i thought I'd pass it along.
Bobster -can you private message me with this information? Email [email protected]

Family Member
Curious

El Dorado, AR

#11 Jun 8, 2011
Any new news on who the driver was? I hope they catch him. Surely they will check the bodyshops around for recent auto damages. Or auto insurance companies.
Family member

Fairview, TN

#12 Jun 20, 2011
Curious wrote:
Any new news on who the driver was? I hope they catch him. Surely they will check the bodyshops around for recent auto damages. Or auto insurance companies.
We're getting closer but we still need some help. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any information. There is a reward.

Lisa Patterson
Curious

El Dorado, AR

#13 Jun 20, 2011
Family member wrote:
<quoted text>
We're getting closer but we still need some help. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any information. There is a reward.
Lisa Patterson
I am sorry for your loss. I hope they find the person that did it. I posted the thread in hopes to make notice of what happened. I hope it helps in some way.
jus sayin

United States

#14 Jul 8, 2011
Just don't understand how someone could do such.. this is horrible! I don't see how whoever done this can even lay down at night and go to sleep!! Hopefully whoever is responsible will soon be prosecuted!
wonder

United States

#15 Jul 8, 2011
If a white dodge charger with light bar was involved ?!? Ya know ones with blue stripes sown the side ? Fits profile...
Jeeze

El Dorado, AR

#16 Jul 8, 2011
hmmm wrote:
I hope they find the cruel person that would do such a thing. Just to leave someone on the roadside after hitting him. That is aweful. What if the person suffered in the dark and could have be saved at the ER?
Well, in spite of all the recent bad posts about our local hospital, you may be right. Yes, it is sad for this person, and the person out there who knows they are guilty, leaving a victim that way, has NO feelings of remorse for what they did. Sad day in ElDorado. Hope they are found and prosecuted.
Wondering

El Dorado, AR

#17 Jul 9, 2011
There is a rightt up in the paper today about this. Does anyone know anything about Thomas Norrell that is doing the investigation on this. Is he from here. Never heard of him.
no more 911

United States

#18 Jul 9, 2011
If it happened outside city limits probably already got ruled a " suicide "
justin

El Dorado, AR

#19 Jul 9, 2011
Wondering wrote:
There is a rightt up in the paper today about this. Does anyone know anything about Thomas Norrell that is doing the investigation on this. Is he from here. Never heard of him.
Yea thats ole man Norrell's boy. Lives down at the old norrell Place on Norrell road.
Wondering

El Dorado, AR

#20 Jul 9, 2011
Where is the Norrell road? any one know? Are is this just a joke?

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