Arson Suspected in Fire that Destroys Sedgwick House at Center of Murder-Suicide Dispute

November 13, 2003 - Posted at 5:25 p.m. CDT

SEDGWICK, AR - A house that was at the center of an apparent land dispute that led to a murder-suicide in Lawrence County nearly two months ago has burned to the ground.

An investigator with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department told K8 News this afternoon that the house along U.S. 63 along the Lawrence and Greene County line near Sedgwick caught fire around 3 a.m. in an apparent act of arson.

On September 23, Murle Lamb, 53, allegedly shot and killed 33-year-old Rusty Reithemeyer, as Reithemeyer was harvesting grain on a combine in a field near the house.  Lamb then turned the gun on himself.

Investigator Jody Dotson says authorities have no leads at this time, but the case is being investigated as an arson.