Autopsy Shows Marion County Rape Suspect Likely Drowned - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Mountain Home, AR (AP)

Autopsy Shows Marion County Rape Suspect Likely Drowned

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An autopsy shows a man accused of kidnapping and rape likely drowned in the White River. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the body on December 14th was likely that of 30-year-old Larry Otis Gebhart. However, officials are waiting on D-N-A and toxicology tests to confirm the body's identity.

Gebhart was charged with kidnapping and rape after a 38-year-old Cotter woman reported the attack to authorities on November 6th. The woman said she was held at gunpoint. The night of the report, law enforcement officers spotted Gebhart, who fled from his pickup truck off a rural road in Marion County. Authorities launched a search that lasted six hours near the White River, but could not find him. Gebhart's badly decomposed body was found lying in debris next to a private boat dock near Cartney. A wallet on the body had a photo identification with Gebhart's name.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Batesville looking at new road project

    Batesville looking at new road project

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:38:07 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-07-27 04:02:46 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The city of Batesville is on a mission to eliminate a traffic jam issue on one of their city streets. 

    The city of Batesville is on a mission to eliminate a traffic jam issue on one of their city streets. 

  • Man sentenced to 40 years in jail in 2002 murder case

    Man sentenced to 40 years in jail in 2002 murder case

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:52:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:57:30 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Corrections)(Source: Arkansas Dept. of Corrections)

    A Mississippi County man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a capital murder charge.

    A Mississippi County man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a capital murder charge.

  • Sheriff's deputy in recovery after explosion

    Sheriff's deputy in recovery after explosion

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:42:06 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:48:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A sheriff's deputy is healing physically and mentally after responding to a call in Monette that resulted in an explosion.

    A sheriff's deputy is healing physically and mentally after responding to a call in Monette that resulted in an explosion.

Powered by Frankly