Drie mans is in hegtenis geneem in verband met die dood van Tara Strozier, 'n 40-jarige van Fort Smith, Arkansas, oor wie laas lewend gesien is 20 myl ver oor staatslyne in Cameron, Oklahoma, op Julie 17, Volgens die Fort Smith Police Department.
Strozier was listed as missing on July 19, Volgens die Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Op Julie 24, deputies from the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office spotted her car, a black Volkswagen Jetta, abandoned in a Cameron driveway.
The deputies found no sign of Strozier and expected foul play, according to the OSBI, which was called in to assist. Op Donderdag, Julie 29, they found her body.
“Based on the joint investigation, authorities believe Strozier was tortured at an unoccupied mobile home off Neblett Ridge Road in Cameron before being murdered by the pond near Rock Island,” the OSBI said in a statement.
Investigators zeroed in on three suspects — Alex Nathaniel Davis, 30, Austin Johnson, 23, and Kaelin Hutchinson, 24.
“Op Julie 29, 2021, Davis admitted to killing Strozier while Johnson was present,” the OSBI said. “After she was killed by the pond, they weighed her body down and threw her into the pond.”
Both Davis and Johnson are facing first-degree murder charges. Hutchinson is accused of obstruction of an officer.
Davis faces an additional kidnapping charge, volgens owerhede.
All three were being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center.
Further details about the investigation were not immediately available Saturday.