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    AR - Donald, 75, & Ladonna Rice, 71, Midway, 7 November 2015

    Baxter Co. Home Burned, Couple Missing

    " BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. - A Midway area couple is still unaccounted for after deputies say their home and one of their vehicles were set on fire over the weekend. Their names are not yet being released.

    The Baxter County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) says investigators were back at the scene Monday morning after the Saturday night arson at 447 CR (County Road) 508.

    Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, an Arkansas State Police trooper was flagged down by a driver reporting the house fire.

    The Trooper went to investigate and found the home engulfed in flames. The Midway Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene.

    One vehicle belonging to the couple residing there was still at the house, but their second vehicle was missing. Due to the intense residual heat from the fire, investigators could not immediately search through the debris."


    http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/...couple-missing
    http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/...ires/75428406/
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    The Baxter County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) has released the names of a couple missing after their home was found on fire over the weekend.

    In a Monday afternoon news conference, the BCSO identified them as Donald Lee Rice, 75, and Ladonna J. Rice, 71. Due to the intense residual heat from the fire, investigators could not immediately search through the debris.

    http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/...couple-missing

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    There was a press conference this afternoon, the highlights are in this video. Investigators are working two crime scenes. http://www.kspr.com/news/local/break...51620_36348490
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    Investigators believe the house fire and the burning of a vehicle belonging to the Rice's were both arson.

    Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says his team is going through the burned home now in search of evidence that may lead them to answers
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    http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/...couple-missing

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    IMO this one will not end well. It's terrible for people to live out their entire life's then it all end badly. Breaks my heart. Do we know anything about family ?
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    There is not much more info being released. Here is an update: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/...me-set-on-fire

    "Sheriff Montgomery, says his office doesn’t know if the couple was inside the home at the time of the fire, which is why cadaver dogs are being brought in to assist in the search efforts."

    The only things I've seen about the Rices were that they lived there a long time, and that they were a nice couple. Unfortunately, I think they will be found in that house.

    Here are a few comments under the article here about the vehicle fire being reported on Saturday, but LE didn't check it out until Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/bulletin.newsroom/?fref=nf
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    Fire-scene search discovers remains
    Sheriff opens homicide investigation
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    http://m.nwaonline.com/news/2015/nov...s-remains-201/

    Human remains have been found in the debris of a burned Midway home belonging to two Baxter County residents who have been missing since the house was set ablaze Saturday, the sheriff's office said.

    The remains were found Tuesday afternoon while officials searched through the debris of the house in what is now being considered a homicide, according to a release from the Baxter County sheriff's office. The remains were removed and sent to the state medical examiner in Little Rock for analysis and identification.

    The release does not specify how many sets of remains were found.

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    Not surprising, but very sad. I hope they find out who did this.
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    3 charged after remains of elderly couple found in burned Baxter County home
    Monday, November 16th 2015
    http://katv.com/news/local/3-charged...er-county-home
    Zach Tyler Grayham, 23, Mikayla Jordan Mynk, 20, and Nicholas Ian Roos, 24, are facing several charges, including capital murder, arson, and aggravated robbery, for the deaths of 75-year-old Donald Lee Rice and 71-year-old Ladonna J. Rice.

    Donald and Ladonna Rice are believed to have been killed on November 7, before Grayham, Mynk, and Roos, set fire to their home just after 7:30 p.m., according to authorities.

    Human remains were found as authorities searched the home following the fire. The remains of Donald L. Rice have been positively identified, but other remains found in the home have not yet been identified.
    RIP Donald & Ladonna.

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    Ugh how tragic for this couple.
    RIP Donald and Ladonna
    I'm do sad for them. I hope they didn't suffer.


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    the faces of meth, those ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by KateB View Post
    3 charged after remains of elderly couple found in burned Baxter County home
    Monday, November 16th 2015
    http://katv.com/news/local/3-charged...er-county-home


    RIP Donald & Ladonna.

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    http://www.baxtercountysheriff.com/p...ew.php?id=1532

    LaDonna Rice Remains Positively Identified - Prosecutor Files Additional Capital Murder Charges
    December 2, 2015
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    14th Judicial District Prosecutor David Ethredge and Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery are announcing that the previously unidentified human remains found at the house fire at 447 CR508 have now been positively identified by the Arkansas State Medical Examinerís Office as that of 71 year old Ladonna J. Rice. The identification was made late yesterday through DNA analysis by the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock.

    As a result of this positive identification of LaDonna Rice, Prosecuting Attorney Ethredge is in the process of amending the charges on the three suspects, NICHOLAS IAN ROOS, AGE 24, ZACH TYLER GRAYHAM, AGE 23, and MIKAYLA JORDAN MYNK, AGE 20 to include a second count of Capital Murder.

    The investigation is continuing. Any and all questions other than the information previously released are directed to the Prosecutorís Office.

    John Montgomery
    Baxter County Sheriff

    David Ethredge
    Prosecuting Attorney

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    RIP Ladonna and Donald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvaldez1975 View Post
    the faces of meth, those ones.
    While I am sure they are guilty based on police evidence, I don't see any of the extraordinary thinness of face or 'tweak' skin marks that are common of meth users.
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    Earlier this month:

    http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/...case/78792480/

    Last week, the state announced it will seek the death penalty for all three defendants.

    According to court records, Grayham will be the first to go on trial. His trial is currently set to begin Aug. 22. Mynk's trial is currently set to be next, beginning Sept. 19. Roos is currently slated last for trial, with a date of Oct. 17...

    All three defendants have been ordered to appear for the Feb. 9 hearing regarding the motion to unseal the affidavits.

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