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KJAS in Jasper in reporting that Jasper Police Lieutenant Garrett Foster said yesterday that the arraignment of a stabbing death suspect is expected very soon, and he also said that the preliminary results of the victim’s autopsy will be released this morning.

While the names of the victim and the suspect have not been formally released, KJAS discovered that the victim was 61-year-old Judy McKinney Arnold, a veteran educator at Few Primary School and the suspect is 53-year-old Royce Larkin, a Jasper truck driver.

The stabbing took place at the Rodeway Inn on Highway 190 around 7:00 Wednesday evening. Police were called to the motel and discovered Larkin covered in blood. Arnold was located in the drivers seat of a 2019 Chrysler 300. Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members shared that Arnold and Larkin had been dating for more than 21 years, but Arnold had recently said she wanted to end the relationship.

KJAS in Jasper has reported that the Jasper Police are investigating the stabbing death of woman at a local motel on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Emergency dispatchers received a call shortly before 7:00 a.m., from a man stating that an officer was needed at the Rodeway Inn Motel, near the intersection of Highways 190 and 96.

Upon arrival, officers found a man covered in blood standing behind a car. Inside the vehicle, a woman behind the wheel had apparently been stabbed several times.

The name of the woman has not been released at this time.

The man is also not identified and has been taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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