Dead Ark. teen was suspect in death at same home
Saturday, July 14, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas said Friday that an 18-year-old found fatally stabbed this week was a suspect in the shooting of another teen who died last week at the same home.
Paragould Police Cpl. Brad Snyder told the Associated Press that Nicholas Zurosky was listed as a suspect in 18-year-old Lisa Steele’s death. Snyder said Zurosky’s body was found Thursday at Zurosky’s home in Paragould, about 150 miles northeast of Little Rock. Steele was found dead at the same residence last week.
Police said they had four people in custody following Zurosky’s death. One is a juvenile being held on a capital murder charge. The other three were arrested on hindering apprehension charges. None had been formally charged as of Friday.
Prosecutor Scott Ellington said he hasn’t seen the paperwork from the case, but plans to have people from his office meet with police this weekend.
Ellington said he expects the murder suspect and others arrested in the case to appear in court Monday. Formal charges would come sometime after that.
Greene County coroner Dick Pace said Steele was shot and died July 6 at the home where Zurosky lived. The relationship between the two teens wasn’t immediately clear. A police report listed a different address for Steele.
The home where the two teens died sits on a quiet block in Paragould.
Next-door neighbor Jim McMillon said Friday that Zurosky’s father “was upset about the girl’s shooting, but he’s really upset now.”
No one answered the phone at the home where the bodies were found. A cheery answering machine message still mentioned Zurosky by his first name.
“To me, it’s senseless,” said McMillon, who watched authorities go in and out of the home Thursday. “Two 18-year-olds are gone and they had a long life probably ahead of them, or should have.”
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