Officials have released the name of the man whose remains were found in a vacant lot in Conway Friday in an effort to reach any living family members or friends.


The body of Atlas Rufus Miles, a black male, age 70, was found in a vacant lot just north of a tire business on the south end of Harkrider Street last week when someone stopped to see if a car parked in the lot was for sale.


The car had California plates and is presumed to have belonged to Miles.


Faulkner County coroner Patrick Moore said Miles is believed to have been a Los Angeles resident.


Anyone who might have information pertaining to the whereabouts of Miles' family or friends is encouraged to call the coroner's office at 450-9200.


"I don't' know if anyone in Conway or Faulkner County is going to know him, but you never can tell. He may have lived here at one time, and someone might give us a call," Moore said.


Moore and Conway police did not release Miles' name at the time his body was discovered because next of kin had not been notified.


Moore said no family members have been found since local officials reached out to other agencies in California last week.


Miles' body was in the lot for about one week before it was discovered, according to Conway police.

An autopsy performed at the state's crime lab found Miles' death to be the result of natural causes.

Moore said heart disease contributed to the man's death.