Body of missing 9-year-old Mena boy found, man charged

MENA, Ark. (KTHV) -- A man suspected of killing four members of one family including two children was arraigned on Monday. 

Searchers found the body of nine-year-old Reilly Scarborough in a wooded area Saturday, not far from where they found his mother, 43-year-old Bethany Jo Wester and two-year-old sister, Acelynn dead last week.

Police also found the body of Wester's uncle, 66-year-old Steven Payne at his home in Hatfield.

The Polk County Sheriff says 37-year-old Brian Bliss Travis of Mena led them to find Riley more than a week after he and his little sister were reported missing.

Travis had already been in jail on other charges. He is now charged with four counts of capital murder and an unrelated charge of furnishing/possessing or using prohibited articles. 

He is being held without bond at the Polk County Jail. 

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with THV11 and for more updates as they become available. 

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