9-Year-Old Arkansas Boy Found Dead One Day After Sister's Body Was Discovered

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The body of a 9-year-old boy in Arkansas has been found, CBS News reports.

The boy was found in a heavily wooded area, just one day after the body of his 2-year-old sister was found, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

The children's mother and another relative were found dead earlier in the week.

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The children, Reilly James Scarbrough and Acelynn Wester, were reported missing on April 22. Acelynn was found in the woods in the same area where her mother, 43-year-old Bethany Jo Wester, was found dead.

Police also discovered the body of Wester's uncle, 66-year-old Steven Payne, inside a home in a neighboring town on Thursday.

Authorities said they found Reilly's body with the assistance of a man who is currently in policy custody on unrelated charges. They expect to charge him with capital murder.


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