A Baxter County woman, 40 year old Jerrie Lyn Acklin of Norfork, has been arrested in Independence County in connection with the death of her mother. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery says Acklin is being held in the Independence County jail on charges of first degree murder with bond set at $500,000.
According to the sheriff, Acklin was arrested Friday in connection with the death of her mother, 64 year old Linda Jo Stingley of Batesville. Stingley's body was found Wednesday in a wooded area near Malvern. She had been missing since Monday night when she was last seen leaving work at a Batesville assisted living center. Some of Stingley's personal possessions were found earlier near Bryant.
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