Husband wanted on murder charge found in Arizona

NASH COUNTY, NC (WITN) A Nash County man accused of murdering his wife was arrested in Arizona Sunday morning following a traffic stop.

Rexford Keel Jr., 57, was charged with murdering his wife, 38-year-old Diana Keel.

Authorities arrested Rexford Keel during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Tucson, Arizona, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

Keel has not made any statements, but officials found many Wells Fargo receipts and a large sum of money in his possession, authorities said.

Diana Keel was reported missing March 9 and her decomposing body was found on March 12 in a wooded area in Leggett, about 30 miles from her home.

Rexford Keel was originally considered a person of interest in the case and was free to go after being questioned by deputies.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest, but at that point officials did not know his whereabouts.

The murder suspect is now being held at the Pima County Jail in Tucson, Arizona.



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The Nash County Sheriff's Office says a warrant has been issued for a Nash County man charging him with murder in the death of his wife.

The sheriff's office is searching for 57-year-old Rexford Keel Jr. for the murder of his wife, 38-year-old Diana Keel.

Diana Keel was reported missing last week and her remains were found earlier this week.

The sheriff's office says the whereabouts of Rexford Keel are currently unknown.

Keel is believed to be operating a 1998 Chevy Pick-up possibly pewter/gold color with North Carolina registration plate BBM-9232.

Anyone with information can call the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 459- 4121 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111.