- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Guilford County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman in the death of a man reported missing last week.

Sheriff BJ Barnes said in a new release that 56-year-old Betty G. Russell is charged with first degree murder in the death of 66-year-old Allen Lee Ritter.

Ritter had been reported missing Dec. 15. He had not been seen since Dec. 9.

Russell is being held without bail in the Guilford County jail. It was not known if she has an attorney.

Deputies found Ritter in his home Tuesday while performing a welfare check.

Deputies are awaiting autopsy results to determine how Ritter died.

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