A man has been arrested in the disappearance and murder of an Adairville woman.
George Walker, 20 of Adairville, was arrested early Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, 2015, after the body of 23-year-old Allison Walker, also of Adairville, was found in the Red River in south Logan County.
Allison Walker was listed as a missing person on Tuesday, Dec. 22, when she was reported as missing from her residence on Conn Road in Adairville.
Her body was found around midnight in the Red River by the Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Logan County Search and Rescue squad.
According to a police report, “foul play” was suspected in Allison Walker’s death and her body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
During the course of the investigation, a person of interest was identified and later taken into custody by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.
George Walker was then arrested on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s department, the investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.
This is the second murder to take place in Logan County this year.
The other occurred on Aug. 26 when the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a homicide at 2540 Ellis Road in Russellville and found 65-year-old Robert Wetton unresponsive inside a barn at his home.
No arrests have been made in that case.
The Walker murder occurred less than a week before the anniversary of the murder of 36-year-old Brad Rigney in Russellville. He was killed on Dec. 28, 2013. The suspect in that case, Gerald Allen Benjamins, is set to go to trial for murder on February 22.
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