A Mountain Home man was arrested Friday and charged in the murder of a 71-year-old woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car last week, according to an Elmore County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Scott Eugene Riggs was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Friday on a warrant for a single count of first-degree murder.
Paula Knudson Ferbache was last seen Aug. 25 leaving her job at Wal-Mart. Her body was found several miles outside of Mountain Home the next morning near where she lived, police said.
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Sheriff Mike Hollinshead said Riggs and Ferbache knew one another, though he declined to say how.
Hollinshead said the investigation is ongoing.
“We’re still processing a lot of evidence right now,” he said.