Dallas County man arrested in step-sister's 2011 murder

FORDYCE (KATV) - A Dallas County man was arrested Wednesday, accused of murdering his step-sister.

John Aldrich allegedly killed Nancy Jane Harvill, who had been missing since October 2011. After Aldrich's mother died, his brother, Chris Aldrich, wanted to remodel her home. John told him to stay out of their father's shop while he worked on the home and, investigators say, eventually admitted Nancy was buried there.

"It bothers me that someone could be missing for so long and such little attention could be given to the circumstances," said Chuck Barker with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.

Barker said the family was cooperating with investigators. Harvill had two young sons who have been living with their step-grandmother.

John Aldrich is charged with second degree murder.