Skeletal remains found in Arkansas home, woman arrested

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Police in northeast Arkansas say skeletal remains have been found inside a home and the woman living there has been arrested.

Paragould Police Lt. Ken Jackson says the remains found Tuesday have not been identified, but are believed to be those of the woman's boyfriend, who also lived in the home.

Court records do not show that the woman has been charged, but Jackson says she was arrested for suspicion of corpse abuse and fraud for allegedly receiving Social Security disability benefits after a beneficiary's death. Jail records show the woman is in custody Wednesday.

Authorities say another man who lived at the property told officers he was told not to go to a certain part of the house, but opened a door anyway and found the remains.

Paragould is about 150 miles northeast of Little Rock.