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Sydney Sutherland

BREAKING: Suspect in apparent murder of Arkansas jogger Syndey Sutherland identified

An Arkansas news station has confirmed the identity of the suspect in custody on suspicion of killing 25-year-old Sydney Sutherland.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Sutherland went missing Wednesday after she left home to go jogging and didn’t return. On Friday, investigators found her dead body in Jackson County, Arkansas, not far from her home.

Authorities have not yet released a cause of death, pending the results of a medical examination.

On Friday, Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas announced in a press conference that authorities had a suspect in custody who was familiar to the victim. On Saturday, KAIT identified the suspect as Quake Lewellyn, citing sources familiar with the investigation.

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A KAIT reporter said in a Twitter post on Saturday that Lewellyn, who is believed to be in his 20s, has been charged with murder.

According to a 2016 local news story, Llewellyn is from a well-known multigenerational farming family.

A motive for the apparent murder is not yet known. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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