A farmer 28-year-old named Quake Lewellyn faces charges of homicide, rape and kidnapping of Sydney Sutherland, the 25-year-old girl who was found dead on August 24 after she disappeared on the 19th of that month when she had gone out for a run on the outskirts of Newport, a city located in Jackson County in the US state of Arkansas.
The police report has now revealed the details of the event. According to the local press, the main suspect, Lewellyn, who remains in prison without bail and will be tried on October 29, was one of the more than 200 people who voluntarily participated in the search for the young woman this summer .
The young victim, who was studying nursing and has just completed a stay abroad, was found dead a few meters from the location that the police had traced from the defendant’s mobile. “The location of Lewellyn’s cell phone led us to the location where Sutherland had been buried,” officers said.
Police sources have stated that the victim and the accused they knew each other “but not too well”.
The suspect confessed to investigators that he saw Sutherland run down County Road South and then hit her with his truck, according to the affidavit. Lewellyn he put her in the vehicle and took her to a remote locationhe added in his confession, and it is there where he raped and buried her, collect the police report.
On death cause of the young woman, the police have not yet specified more details.