Man arrested after body of 84-year-old woman found


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. - Local investigators have a suspect in custody in connection to the death of an 84-year-old southern Illinois woman.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the body of Rita Newell was found inside her home on West Helkin Drive in Bonnie, Illinois Friday.

Authorities arrested 42-year-old Timothy Newell later in the day in Sweet Springs, Missouri.

Right now, Newell is charged with ulawful possession of a stolen vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.