GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – A Jessieville man accused of the 2011 murder of a Hot Springs Village dispatcher has requested evidence to be tested for DNA of a former police chief.
Kevin Duck, 33, faces first degree murder charges in the death of 46-year-old Dawna Natzke.
Natzke was last seen December 21, 2011, leaving a holiday party with Duck. Her body was found on New Year's Eve in a remote area in the Ouachita National Forest.
According to the Garland County Circuit Court, Duck has requested DNA on the victim’s clothes to be tested against DNA of former Hot Springs Police Chief David Flory. He is set to stand trial on Tuesday, March 28.
The request alleged that the former chief and Natzke had a relationship and that Flory had been a person of interest in the murder.
On Monday, the judge granted Duck's request and issued a gag order in the case.
Duck is serving a six year prison term in the Arkansas Department of Correction for a 2014 aggravated assault conviction and probation revocation in Hot Spring County.
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