MENA, Ark. (AP) — In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Search on for 2 Arkansas children after mother found dead
Authorities in Arkansas are searching for two young children whose mother was found dead in a creek
MENA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas are searching for two young children whose mother was found dead in a creek.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that the body of a woman discovered on Tuesday has been identified as 43-year-old Bethany Jo Wester of Mena, Arkansas.
Wester’s body was discovered in a creek southwest of Cove in far western Arkansas. Officials say her death is being investigated as a homicide although the cause of death and other details have not been released.
Authorities say her children, 9-year-old Reilly James Scarbrough and 2-year-old Acelynn Carrie Wester, are considered missing and endangered. In a statement, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says Acelynn was last seen on April 20 and Reilly was last seen on April 23.
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