UPDATE- Police said they have found what they believe to be the burned vehicle Elvia Fragstein was driving when she was abducted from a TJ Maxx in Conway.
UPDATE- A body found along a rural Jefferson County road has been identified as Elvia Fragstein of Wooster.
The Conway Police Department is investigating this missing persons case as a homicide. The sheriff's department retraced Elvia Fragstein's steps and discovered video of Fragstein leaving TJ Maxx in Conway around 3:30 p.m. the day she was reported missing.
Shortly after her 2013 Silver Honda CR-V was seen on video driving through the parking lot on Elsinger Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The vehicle, with an Arkansas license plate number 453-TGO, is still missing and police are actively searching for it. If you have any information, please contact the Conway Police Department.
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 11. They reached out to authorities there to see if the cases were related. On July 13, the medical examiner positively identified the body found in Jefferson County as Fragstein.
While this investigation is ongoing there is a reason to believe that Fragstein was forcefully taken from Conway to the Jefferson County area and killed by individuals believed to be from Jefferson County.
In response, Conway police are increasing patrols at shopping centers and are urging people to be cautious and aware of their surroundings.
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.
Please are asking for the public's help with this investigation. If you have any information, please contact the Conway Police Department.
ORIGINAL: The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a woman who is without a cell phone or her medication.
Elvia Fragstein was last seen leaving her home in Wooster at around 1 p.m. July 7 and was expected back at 4 p.m. Her credit card showed a charge at TJ Maxx around 3:30 p.m.
If anyone knows where Fragstein is, they should contact the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office at 501-328-5906.