Body of Beverly Carter found
PULASKI COUNTY (KATV) —
UPDATE (2:30 p.m): You can see the sheriff's presser in its entirety here.
UPDATE (1:50 p.m.):The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office will be holding a press conference at 2 p.m. with an update on this case. You can watch live on Channel 7 News or ?streaming on our website?.
UPDATE (7:20 a.m.):
Channel 7 News has received the following statement from the family of Beverly Carter:
"We are devastated at the loss of our precious Beverly. There is now a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. Mr. Lewis robbed us of an amazing wife, loving mother and grandmother. Her grandkids will never get to the know the magnitude of her greatness. As we grieve, we thank law enforcement for their diligence in finding her, every person that aided in the search efforts, New Life Pentecostal Church, Crye-Leike Realtors, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, our community for their love and support, and for every prayer that has been spoken. We draw some comfort in knowing that she is now in the arms of Jesus. God bless you all."
A spokesman with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office confirmed to KATV that the body of missing realtor Beverly Carter has been located.
PCSO released the following statement:
"On September 29, 2014 at about 10:15 a.m., Arron Lewis was apprehended by the Little Rock Police Department on his outstanding Kidnapping warrant out of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office (PCSO). Lewis was brought to the Sheriff's Office Investigations Division for questioning. After over 12 hours of interviewing by Investigators, Lewis was transported and booked into the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility (PCRDF). Lewis admitted post Miranda to kidnapping Beverly Carter, but would not divulge her whereabouts.
Shortly after Lewis was booked into the PCRDF, PCSO Investigators obtained information that led them to the 12100 block of Hwy 5 (Cabot city address in Pulaski County). Investigators located a body in a shallow grave on the property. The body was identified as Beverly Carter. The family was then notified of the finding.
Arron Lewis' charges will be amended to Capital Murder. Lewis remains in the PCRDF on his charges and a parole hold for the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
The Sheriff's Office would like to extend their gratitude to all of the volunteers who aided in the search for Beverly Carter and the various agencies that assisted during the investigation. The Sheriff's Office also extends their deepest condolences to the Carter family for their tragic loss."
KATV will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.