Police are searching for the husband of a North Carolina woman whose body was found dumped on the woods on Tuesday.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office has issued a first-degree murder warrant for Rexford Lynn Keel Jr, 57, in the death of his second wife 38-year-old Diana Alejandra Keel.
The case has also raised suspicions about the death of his first wife who died in 2006 after she allegedly slipped and fell at their home.
Diana was reported missing on March 9 by her daughter and found 30 miles from her home, CNN reports.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office has issued a first-degree murder warrant for Rexford Lynn Keel Jr, 57, in the death of 38-year-old Diana Alejandra Keel
Diana was reported missing on March 9 by her daughter and her body was found 30 miles from her home on Tuesday
Police are treating the woman’s death like a homicide following an autopsy.
She was last seen by her husband Lynn at their Nashville home and reported missing by her daughter on Saturday evening.
According to Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone, there had been a ‘domestic issue’ between the couple about a year ago.
‘There had been concerns between the husband at one time and Mrs. Keel but there has been nothing lately that has been reported on that,’ he said at a press conference, according to Heavy.com.
Stone described the incidents as being ‘small domestic issues’ and communication problems.’
Diane’s friends and family also claimed that the woman was working on a divorce and had already met with a lawyer, WTVD-TV reports.
Mr Keel had been taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning and to possibly identify the body, officials said at a news conference on Tuesday. He was released.
It is believed that he is driving a 1998 Chevy pick-up truck that is said to be gold in color. It has North Carolina license plates BBM-9232.
The mom’s car was still parked on the driveway at the house after she disappeared
Rexford first wife, Elizabeth Bess Edwards Keel, died at the same home in 2006 after falling on ice on steps.
At the time of the incident, authorities listed Elizabeth’s death as an accident. Autopsy reports stated that she died after falling and hitting her head on the concrete steps.
According to Maj. Miste Strickland of the Nash County Sheriff’s office, detectives are looking into the death of both women.
Members of Elizabeth family did share a post about Diana’s death on their own social media.
Rexford’s first wife, Elizabeth Bess Edwards Keel, died at the same home in 2006 after falling on ice on steps. Detectives are now looking into the death of both women