Former Florida sheriff's employee arrested on murder charge

A former sheriff's office employee in the Florida Panhandle has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a private investigator.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that 40-year-old Ashley McArthur was arrested Thursday after police found 33-year-old Taylor Wright's body in a wooded area.

Wright was a private investigator and former police officer in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She had been missing since Sept. 7.

Deputies in Escambia County, Florida found Wright's body in Pensacola.

Pensacola Police Department spokesman Mike Wood told the newspaper that the women knew each other, but he would not elaborate.