- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

BAY, Ark. (AP) - Police say a man faces capital murder charges in connection with the death of an elderly woman who was missing for nine days before her body was found in a cornfield with a gunshot wound to the head.

Sheriff Marty Boyd tells KAIT (https://bit.ly/1fcosd3 ) that Richard Jordan Tarver of Bay was arrested Friday and is being held at the Craighead County Detention Center in connection with the death of 90-year-old Lavinda Counce. Counce went missing July 3.

Sheriff’s deputies and other officers searched a home on Harris Street in Bay late Friday night.

Following Counce’s disappearance, surveillance video showed the suspect walking from the woman’s vehicle and on the north side of Johnson Avenue, near the Farville curve.

Counce’s body was found off Craighead County Road 607 near Highway 158.

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