Police IDing body of missing Arkansas woman
(AP) Investigators were working Saturday to identify a body found in a forest a few miles from a missing Arkansas police dispatcher’s home, but the woman’s family said they were all but certain it was her.
Authorities would not say whether they think the body searchers found was that of 46-year-old Dawna Natzke. But her sister, Debbie Shingler, said her family think’s it her, even though they haven’t seen the body.
“It’s not confirmed to be Dawna, but we all know,” she told The Associated Press.
Natzke, a mother of three, was last seen leaving a Dec. 21 Christmas party with her 28-year-old boyfriend, Kevin Duck. According to police, Duck told detectives the two of them returned to her home in Hot Springs Village that night, and that she wasn’t there when he awoke the next morning. It wasn’t until Dec. 23, when Natzke failed to show up for work, that she was reported missing.
Although there are security gates at each of the central Arkansas town’s entrances, there are no video cameras that would have recorded her leaving the community of 13,000 that caters to retirees.