Sydney Sutherland, 25, autopsy reveals her cause of death was ‘multiple blunt force injuries’
MISSING jogger Sydney Sutherland's autopsy has revealed that her cause of death was "multiple blunt force injuries."
The Jackson County Sheriff in Arkansas also confirmed on Thursday that the manner of death was homicide.
The full autopsy report has not yet been completed and there will be no further update until it is, the sheriff confirmed.
Farmer Quake Lewellyn, 28, has been charged with the murder of Sutherland, 25, who went missing on August 19 and was later found dead at her home in Newport on Friday.
Lewellyn, of Jonesboro, confessed to killing Sydney after being questioned about her disappearance, authorities said.
Sutherland was last seen jogging on Wednesday near an Arkansas highway and authorities recovered her cellphone about a quarter-mile from her home on Thursday night.
She went missing near the Grubbs and Newport area of Jackson County, and was last seen jogging off Highway 18.
Police received a call that evening that Sutherland was missing, and her belongings and vehicle were found at her house, KAIT reported.
Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said Sutherland's phone was found around a quarter-mile from her house and Highway 67 on Thursday.
Sutherland is a registered nurse at a medical center in Newport.
Home security camera footage of Sutherland – taken about 90 minutes before her run – was shared by a relative on Facebook showed no signs that she was distressed.
Lewellyn was booked into Jackson County Jail under charges of capital murder after Sutherland was discovered dead in Newport on Friday, following a three-day search operation using K-9 units and helicopter crews.
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