On Saturday afternoon, an Arkansas sheriff announced a 9-year-old boy’s body has been found, making him the fourth member of his family found dead this week, authorities confirmed to 4029 News.
Reilly Scarbrough’s body was discovered in a wooded area near Hatfield in western Arkansas, according to Associated Press. The discovery follows his 2-year-old sister Acelynn Wester’s body being recovered Friday. The children’s mother, Bethany Jo Wester, 43, was found dead in a creek on Tuesday, and her uncle Steven Payne, 66, was found dead Thursday in a home in Hatfield, according to AP.
The two children were the subject of a manhunt after they were reported missing last week, according to 4029 News.
The suspect, who Arkansas Times reports is Wester’s boyfriend Brian Bliss Travis, is currently in custody on a drug paraphernalia charge, according to the outlet.