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Murder Victim Identified as Faulkner County Woman








Conway, AR-A body found Wednesday July 11, 2018 along a rural Jefferson County Road has been identified as Elvia Fragstein of Faulkner County.


Fragstein' s husband reported her missing to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department July 7, 2018 after she didn't return from a shopping trip. The Sheriff's Department retraced her steps and discovered video of Fragstein leaving TJ Maxx in Conway around 3:30 pm the day she went missing. Shortly after, her 2013 Silver Honda CRV was seen on video driving through the parking lot on Elsinger Boulevard at a high rate of speed.


The Conway Police Department was contacted and joined the search for the missing woman. Further investigation turned up video of Fragstein' s vehicle behind the shopping center. At that point the incident turned to a possible abduction case.


Investigators with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department and the Conway Police Department learned that the body of a woman was found in Jefferson County the morning of July 11th.


They reached out to authorities there to see if the cases were related. This morning (July 13,

2018) the medical examiner positively identified the body found in Jefferson County as Fragstein.


While this investigation is ongoing there is reason to believe that Fragestein was forcefully taken from Conway to the Jefferson County area and killed by individuals believed to be from Jefferson County.


The Faulkner County Sheriff's Department, the Conway Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are working together to find out exactly what happened, why it happened and who is responsible for the death of Elvia Fragstein.


If you have any information on this case you are asked to call either of the agencies.



Faulkner County

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Conway Police Department



Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Terry Wingard



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