UPDATE: Name of Woman In Custody After House Fire, Man’s Death Released

Elizabeth Horn
Photo Courtesy Ozarks First

From: Ozarks First

A 30-year-old woman from Reeds Spring has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with a Stone County arson and homicide on Saturday.

Elizabeth Rose Horn is being held without bond in the Stone County Jail and is set to appear in court this Friday according to online court records.

A probable cause statement filed in the case states that Horn told officers “I killed someone today” as she was being booked into the jail on suspicion of arson charges after she was arrested “acting suspiciously” near the scene of a house fine on OO Highway in Stone County.

There were no injuries at the fire scene but deputies followed up and discovered 74-year-old Walter Scott died in his home on Core Wood Lane in Stone County.

Scott was found with numerous stab wounds in the chest and a belt around his neck, the probable cause statement says. The document also states that bloodstains were seen on Horn’s clothing as she was being booked into the jail. An investigator wrote that the stains were “consistent with what I had discovered at the crime scene.”

Original Story

by: Carissa Cordel, Ozarks First

Stone County Deputies dispatched to OO Highway near Kimberling City referring to an ex parte violation where a 30-year-old female suspect had set a victim’s house on fire at approximately 4:20 Saturday.

Stone County Deputies took a female suspect into custody then transported to Stone County Jail for a 24-hour hold for Arson, the female suspect admitted she had killed someone.

Deputies followed up and discovered 74-year-old Walter Scott died in his home on Core Wood Lane in Stone County.

Stone County Detectives worked the homicide scene and an autopsy has been scheduled for next week by Stone County Coroner.

Charges have been submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney against the woman, whose name has not yet been released.

The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information regarding this homicide investigation, please contact the Stone County Sheriff’s Office at (417) 357-6116.


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