VAN BUREN, Ark. (KWCH) A fourth person has been arrested in the deaths of a Wichita couple found dead in Van Buren, Arkansas.
Police found the bodies of Alfred (Sonny) and Pauline Carpenter last week. Detectives say the couple was killed in Great Bend, Kan. while participating as vendors at the Barton County Fair. Their bodies were then driven to Arkansas.
On Monday, officers arrested Christine Marie Tenney of Sante Fe, Texas. She is being charged with abuse of a corpse, felony theft by receiving, tampering with physical evidence and obstruction of governmental operations.
Three other people - Kimberly Younger (aka Myrna Khan), Rusty Frasier and Michael Fowler - have also been arrested and charged in the case. Police say the three worked for a traveling carnival that was also set-up at that fair.
After the Carpenters were killed, police believe the suspects drove their truck and camper to Arkansas where they dumped the bodies in a rural area and buried them shallow graves.
It was actually a report of Tenney being possibly kidnapped that led police to the suspects. Investigators later said they did not believe she was kidnapped but an eyewitness.
We continue to check with the Kansas Attorney General's office for charges which says the case is still under investigation.