$500,000 cash bond set for Lawrence County murder suspect

Missing woman found dead near home, husband arrested in case

ASP: Missing woman found dead near home, husband being held in custody

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Lawrence County man is being held in jail in connection with the death of his wife.

According to a media release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Jaylane Joslin, 29, of Alicia was arrested on suspicion of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife, Kelsey Joslin.

Arkansas State Police are also investigating Kelsey Joslin’s death. She was reported missing Saturday.

The body of Kelsey Joslin, 24, of Alicia was found late Monday on the property at 8 Lawrence Road 739, where Joslin lived with Jaylane Joslin, 29, her husband.

Kelsey’s body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

Authorities did not release any details as to a motive.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department requested the Arkansas State Police to join them in an investigation Monday, into the whereabouts of Joslin after family members became concerned about her well being.

Jaylane Joslin will be arraigned Sept. 29 in Lawrence County Circuit Court.

If anyone has any information on the investigation, please contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 870-886-2525 Ext. 7.

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