The sheriff confirmed a man has been taken into custody and is being booked on homicide charges, but no further details are to be released at this time.
JACKSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a body was found near where 25-year-old Sydney Sutherland was reported missing.
The sheriff said the body was found around 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21 just north of Sutherland’s home.
On Saturday, the State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity through DNA as Sydney Sutherland.
The sheriff also confirmed a man has been taken into custody and is being booked on homicide charges, but no further details are to be released at this time.
Sheriff David Lucas also added there were 150 volunteers on the ground searching for Sutherland at one point.
“I do know the family. I know them well. I know Sydney and I watched her grow up,” Lucas said. “She went to school with my girls and that’s what normally, in a small community like Jackson County, that’s what you wind up with.”
Sydney Sutherland was last seen after leaving for a jog at around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the area of State Highway 18 between Newport and Grubbs.
On Thursday, the sheriff confirmed Sutherland’s cell phone was found north of her residence.
The body has been sent to the State Crime Lab for identification.
The investigation is ongoing and we will edit this story with updates as they are made available.