PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The Latest on charges against a Prescott woman and daughter accused of murder (all times local):
Police in Prescott say a mother and daughter are accused of first-degree murder in the death of the family's matriarch.
They say a body found in a home Tuesday is believed to be that of 77-year-old Sandra Aven, who may have been dead since late 2017.
Police say 46-year-old Tara Aven and her 24-year-old daughter Briar Aven also have been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on suspicion of fraud schemes and evidence tampering.
They say Tara Aven is additionally accused of facilitation of first-degree murder.
Police say the mother and daughter allegedly cashed numerous monthly payment checks sent to Sandra Aven for several years.
Tara Aven and her daughter live next door to Sandra Aven and were questioned about her whereabouts before police entered her home and found a body that hasn't been identified yet.
Police in Prescott have arrested the daughter and granddaughter of a 77-year-old Arizona woman on after finding what they suspect is her body more than a year after her death.
They say 46-year-old Tara Aven and 24-year-old Briar Aven were booked into Yavapai County Jail after the body was found in a Prescott home Tuesday.
Authorities didn't immediately detail any possible charges against the women.
Police say the case is being investigated as a homicide and the women are considered suspects.
They say the mother and daughter are suspected of cashing numerous checks sent to Sandra Aven for several years.
Tara Aven and her daughter live next door to Sandra Aven and were questioned about her whereabouts.