Missing Faulkner County woman found dead in Jefferson County

Missing Conway woman found dead in Jefferson County. (Courtesy: Faulkner County Sheriff's Office)

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office says the body of a missing Faulkner County woman has been found in Jefferson County.

The Sheriff's Office identified the woman as 71-year-old Elvia Fragstein from Wooster. Authorities say this is a homicide investigation and they believe she was forcefully taken from the T.J. Maxx store at the Conway Commons shopping center.

Law enforcement officials combed through surveillance video, identifying Fragstein present at a Starbucks in a Kroger along Salem Road hours before she was caught leaving the T.J. Maxx

Fragstein was last seen at the shopping center on Saturday, July 7th, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say her 2013 Silver Honda CRV with license plate number 453 TGO is still missing.

A resident of Jefferson County discovered the body along a rural Jefferson County road on Wednesday.

The medical examiner identified the body as Fragstein on Friday morning.

Authorities do not have any suspect information at this time. A motive for the killing is unknown.

The public is urged to assist law enforcement with information that can lead to locating suspects in the murder of Fragstein.

Faulkner County Sheriff's Department: 501-450-4917

Conway Police Department: 501-450-6120

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (870)329-5340

Sgt. Terry Wingard : (870)329-5340

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