Suspect in 16-year-old murder case returned to Izard County

Photo: William Miller

Multiple media outlets are reporting a man accused of killing Rebekah Gould 16 years ago is back in Arkansas to face charges.

In early November, Izard County law enforcement officials reported 44-year-old William Miller of Cottage Grove, Oregon, faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to Gould’s death.

Miller has been fighting extradition since his arrest on Nov. 7.

According to online court documents, he is being held in the Izard County Detention Center without bond awaiting his Wednesday arraignment.

Investigators say Miller was visiting from Texas in 2004 when he killed Gould and dumped her body off Arkansas Highway 9, just south of Melbourne.

Since the report of Miller’s arrest, no other details about the investigation have been released, with the online court records indicating case documents have been sealed.

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