A Saline County woman is dead and her boyfriend is charged with murder, according to Saline County Sheriff’s Office.
Karen McFarland, age 47, was reported missing on October 21st, 2021, by a friend and coworker. A deputy responded to McFarland’s residence on Re Bar Road in Hensley, Arkansas. The deputy noticed her vehicle was not there and nobody answered the door. Attempts to call McFarland’s phone went straight to voicemail. The reporting party was advised to contact the sheriff’s office with any further information.
A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for McFarland and her vehicle. McFarland was entered into the ACIC computer (Arkansas Crime Information Center) as a missing person.
On October 23rd, 2021, McFarland’s boyfriend Lonnie Crigger, age 53, was located in McFarland’s vehicle. He was arrested at that time for Felon in Position of a Firearm. After further investigation, Crigger was charged with McFarland’s murder.
McFarland’s body was located on her property. The body has been sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy. No further information will be released, as the investigation is ongoing.