Charges Expected Today in Death of Jonesboro Woman

MARCH 16, 2006 - Posted at 8:03 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - A Craighead County man is in jail this morning, in connection with the murder of a Jonesboro woman.

Police say the 34-year-old Jonesboro man is accused of the March 5 death of 35-year-old Melissa C. Wade, whose body was found behind a vacant house on South Fisher Street.  Wade had been stabbed.

The suspect is on unrelated charges of residential burglary and theft.

Police plan to release additional information at a news conference this morning.