|Updated: 8/25/2011 10:27 am
||Published: 8/24/2011 5:14 pm
SHERWOOD, AR – The body of a murdered elderly woman found Tuesday night near Jacksonville has been confirmed to be the body of 74-year-old Katherine Cleary.
Police said the body was found off of Wooten Road, near Jacksonville. Wooten Road is about 2 miles north of where Cleary's car was found, near the Galloway exit off of I-40.
The body was found using tips from two women who have been arrested in connection to Cleary’s disappearance. Sonia Bell and Rhonda Glassburner-Strong were arrested and charged with theft for using Cleary's credit card at a WalMart in Jacksonville. Sherwood police say that the women told them that some of Cleary's property could be found near Wooten. Instead, investigators found a body.
Cleary had been missing since Monday morning, when police responded to an alarm call at her home. When police arrived, Cleary and her car were not there and drawers in her bedroom were pulled open.