Woman Found Shot To Death In A Kia, Suspect Arrested A Motel Hours Later: Police

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Source: West Memphis police; MEGA

Oct. 9 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of shooting a woman to death and leaving her in a SUV for police to find, according to authorities.

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This week, police in West Memphis, Arkansas, announced the arrest of Elijah Singleton in connection to the case.

Around 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 8, police responded to Scottwood Street for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found a woman in a Kia Optima suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as Jakeya Hampton, according to police.

Investigators identified Singleton as a suspect and he was arrested at a Budget Inn hours later, police said. No motive was released in the case.

Singleton was charged with murder.


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