The body of missing real estate agent Beverly Carter was found in a shallow grave in the Little Rock area of Arkansas. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that they have recovered the body of the 49-year-old woman who went missing on Thursday while showing a vacant home, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Tuesday morning Sept. 30.
Police arrested Arron Lewis, the man who was wanted in her disappearance, and he will face a judge later today for charges in Beverly Carter’s death. “Aaron Lewis of Jacksonville, Arkansas has been charged with capital murder,” according to CNN News on Sept. 30.
33-year-old Aaron Lewis has been the center of a manhunt since police issued an arrest warrant for the man on Sunday. He was captured after a 911 call was made to the police from a bus stop.
The male caller said there is a man at the bus stop looking very nervous and he resembles the guy that has been in the news wanted in the disappearance of the real estate agent. At the same time this call was being made, Lewis realized he was recognized. He fled the bus stop, but the group at the bus stop followed him and cornered him until the police arrived.
Police question Lewis for 12 hours and he admitted to kidnapping Carter, but he would not supply her whereabouts for police. After Lewis was booked they obtained information that led them to the area behind a concrete mixing business, where her body was found in a shallow grave. The location was about 18 miles away from home she was showing when she went missing.
USA Today reports that Beverly Carter, who was a real estate agent, showed a home on Thursday evening and never returned home. Her husband, Carl Carter, went to the home when his wife didn’t return and found Beverly’s car, purse and wallet. The vacant house was left wide open and Carl knew from this scene that something was very wrong. He called police and the search was on for the missing wife and mother.
Police secured an arrest warrant for Aaron Lewis, a man with an extensive arrest history and who is out on supervised parole from prison. Law Enforcement would not divulge what evidence they had to secure a warrant for the arrest of Lewis or even how they connected him to the missing woman. Before the arrest warrant was in place Lewis had been in a car accident and was taken to the hospital.
He fled the hospital while he was undergoing a medical test. Police didn’t secure the warrant until later that day. Law enforcement could not find Lewis, who was on the run since Sunday. One alert man saw Lewis at that bus stop and that 911 call put the wheels in motion for bringing Lewis in.
It is still not known how police linked Aaron Lewis to Beverly Carter, but as the investigation continues more details should emerge in this case.