UPDATE: Mother, Two Children, Uncle Found Dead In Horrific Killing Spree

Another family member of the two children has also been found dead. 

UPDATE: The bodies of the two children have been found. Police discovered the body of Wester’s daughter, Acelynn Wester, 2, in a wooden area of western Arkansas, according to The New York Daily News. On Saturday, police found the body of a boy believed to be Wester’s missing son, Reilly Scarbrough, 9, also in the woods.

Bethany Wester’s boyfriend Brian Bliss Travis, who was already in jail on unrelated drug paraphernalia charges, helped police find Scarbrough’s body, the Daily News reported.

Travis, 37, is expected to be charged with capital murder in the deaths, reported The Arkansas Times.


A mother has been found dead in an Arkansas creek and now the police are asking for the public’s help to find her two children.

According to CBS News, Reilly James Scarbrough, 10, and Acelynn Carrie Wester, 2, were reportedly last seen April 22.

CBS Affiliate KSLA reported that on April 25, someone reported seeing a suspicious object in Buffalo Creek southeast of Cove, Arkansas. That led to the discovery of 43-year-old Bethany Jo Wester, of Mena, Arkansas. Her death, according to CBS, is being investigated as a homicide.

On Thursday, police found the body of another family member of the missing children, Wester's uncle, who was found dead inside a house. Authorities are investigating whether the deaths are related to missing children.

Authorities urge anyone with information to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at (479) 394-2511.

[Polk County Sheriff’s Office]

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