- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) - The remains of a second victim found in a Midway home arson in November have been identified.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1XJjbJt ) that the state crime laboratory identified the remains as 71-year-old Ladonna Rice late Tuesday. The sheriff’s office says DNA samples were collected from family members as part of the process.

The burned body of her husband, 75-year-old Donald Rice, was identified last month.

Three suspects are set to each face a second count of capital murder after initially being arrested on one count of capital murder in the death of Donald Rice.

They also face arson and aggravated robbery charges in the case. The suspects are believed to have stolen several items in the house and the Rice’s pickup truck, which was found burned.

Authorities say an investigation into the deaths is ongoing.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com



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