Poinsett and Mississippi County Authorities Seek Suspects in Weekend Slaying

AUGUST 18, 2004 - Posted at 8:12 a.m. CDT

TYRONZA, AR - Authorities in Poinsett and Mississippi counties are searching for suspects in the murder of an elderly Mississippi County woman whose lifeless body was found at the edge of a rice field near Tyronza on Saturday morning.

Family members found the body of 81-year-old Elsie Mae Johnson at approximately 7:20 a.m.

Authorities strongly suspect foul play after finding several signs of an obvious struggle both inside and outside the victim's home.