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Woman arrested at fire charged in killing at nearby home

November 18, 2019

REEDS SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was arrested at the scene of a suspected southwest Missouri arson fire has been charged with fatally stabbing a 74-year-old man at a nearby home.

Thirty-year-old Elizabeth Rose Horn was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Walter Scott in Stone County. Her attorney, Hannah Kohler, didn’t immediately return a phone message.

The Stone County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that deputies arrested the woman at the scene of Saturday’s fire in Reeds Spring. No one was hurt in the fire.

But the release says that upon arriving at jail, she said she had killed someone. Authorities then found Scott’s body in a home located less than 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) away from the fire-damaged home.