Body Count Continues to Climb in Little Rock

JULY 18, 2006 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - In Little Rock, the husband of a woman whose body was found in a creek by a jogger has been arrested and charged with murder.

The body of 23-year-old Saprina Oliver was found Saturday lying face down in Rock Creek in about six inches of water.  Her husband, 28-year-old Joseph Oliver was arrested at a North Little Rock motel after police got a tip on his whereabouts.  He is being held without bond in the Pulaski County jail.

The couple had only been married since April.

Her slaying was the 38th homicide this year in the state capital.  Investigators are waiting on a medical exam to determine the cause of her death.

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