Man in custody tied to death of missing Arkansas jogger Sydney Sutherland

Mid-South

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (NewsNation) — A man is in custody Friday night and expected to be charged with homicide in the death of missing jogger, Sydney Sutherland, according to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas.

Earlier in the day, Sheriff Lucas confirmed they found the body of 25-year-old Arkansas resident just north of her home.

A suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

His name is not being released at this time, but the Sheriff confirms the suspect is believed to have been familiar with Sydney Sutherland.

The interview and arrest took place at Arkansas State Police Headquarters in Newport.

Prosecutor Henry Boyce will review the case and decide details regarding charge formal charges.

The Sheriff says a bond hearing and arraignment may be as soon as Monday.

He emphasized the investigation is still ongoing, and that a lot of details cannot be released at this time.

Sutherland’s body has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab as a part of the investigation.

Authorities with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department say they have found her cell phone about a quarter-mile from her home and Highway 67.

Sutherland went missing Wednesday, August 19 while jogging.

Jackson County authorities announced her disappearance on August 20, saying she was last seen running near Highway 18 between Newport and Grubbs Wednesday afternoon.

Search dogs with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, helicopter from the Arkansas State Police, county officials and local volunteers canvased the area looking for Sutherland.

NewsNation affiliate KLRT contributed to this report.

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