Jessica Williams was found dead in Gosnell, Arkansas hours after being reported missing. (Photo: KAIT)
Christopher Sowell arrested in Jessica Williams death. (Photo: KAIT)
GOSNELL, Ark. (KTHV) -- A 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the death of a Gosnell girl.
Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook confirms to THV 11 News that 17-year-old Christopher Sowell is charged in the death of Jessica Williams.
Sowell is a neighbor of Williams and will be charged as an adult with first degree murder.
Cook says Sowell was brought in for questioning Wednesday afternoon, and he was arrested between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Thursday.
Cook says Sowell is not a sex offender, and this is an ongoing investigation.
Jessica was reported missing Tuesday night. She was last seen leaving her father's house with her dog and her bike around 6 p.m. and was reported missing three hours later.
Her body was found around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in a ditch.