Suspect Arrested after Woman's Body Found
The body of a 59-year-old Brandon woman feared kidnapped has been found near Tougaloo College in Madison County, and police say her alleged assailant is jailed on murder charges.
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says that Lenora Patsy Edhegard was found dead Tuesday night. He didn't give details on her cause of death.
Charged with murder is 30-year-old Cortrell Rose, also of Brandon. Rose will make an initial appearance Wednesday before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel. Bailey says Rose is a registered sex offender.
Edhegard and her car were discovered missing Tuesday morning after she did not report to work as a legal secretary.
Authorities say Edhegard disappeared Monday night after returning home from a shopping trip.