Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

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Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found
Sun rising over Argos Cement Mixing Company where the body of #BeverlyCarter was found around 12:30am #THV11 http://t.co/CV2IRmz9vg
A better look at Argos Ready Mix, LLC where they found missing realtor Beverly Carter's body around 12:30 am #arnews http://t.co/AK1VWuPDlI
Police capture Aaron Lewis, suspected of kidnapping Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter http://t.co/UcS8UzvaHP http://t.co/1cjC1LYRLe
.@_ShannonMiller is live now on @KARK4News with PulCo sheriff #arnews #BeverlyCarter http://t.co/aHUr7VlQ4B
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Heading to bed with Beverly Carter still missing and Aaron Lewis still wanted in her kidnapping #FindBeverly #ARNews http://t.co/PlGxi5YPUM
Today's search will be starting around Faulkner lake road and 165 and working back towards the home. #FindBeverly http://t.co/6ooVnLhMyf
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Deputies searching for Beverly Carter, a Realtor who disappeared after going to show a house: http://t.co/tTBq615hmL http://t.co/LsSyYrRSVw
BREAKING-->Warrant issued for this man Aaron Lewis in the #kidnapping of Beverly Carter #FindBeverly #ARnews http://t.co/M8vU7NJAXX
Pulaski Co Sheriff: Aaron Lewis He is wanted on suspicion of kidnapping AR real estate agent Beverly Carter. http://t.co/Y794UvzENy
This is Aaron Lewis wanted for kidnapping in Beverly Carter case. Know where he is? Call PCSO: 501-340-6963. #ARnews http://t.co/w2FnH5UN9j
Warrant issued for Aaron Lewis in kidnapping of Beverly Carter, a missing Scott real estate agent. #arnews http://t.co/bHYa6yFQhl
Authorities actively searching for real estate agent Beverly Carter last seen showing this home in Scott. @KATVNews http://t.co/sgnGuPjVWI
Here is the Facebook post of Arron Lewis. He is wanted for the kidnapping of Beverly Carter, Realtor in Little Rock. http://t.co/58CQ5eKQ63
Vigil outside the Crye-Leike office in NLR for Beverly Carter. @KATVNews http://t.co/GFfAotw70Y

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.

Arron Michael Lewis appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to one count each of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery, as well as four weapons charges, according to the office of Pulaski County District Judge Wayne Gruber.

Early Tuesday morning, investigators found the body of Beverly Carter, 49, at Argos Concrete Company in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock and more than 20 miles away from Scott, where she had an appointment to show a house Thursday but hadn't been seen since.

Missing Arkansas Real Estate Agent's Body Found In Shallow Grave

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Lt. Carl Minden said Lewis admitted to kidnapping Carter but did not lead authorities to her body. He said investigators received a tip that led them to the concrete company where Carter's body was found.

Lewis previously worked for the concrete company, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Tuesday. Lewis, 33, was being held on $1 million bail in the Pulaski County jail.

Lewis spoke briefly to reporters Tuesday morning as he was taken from the jail to the sheriff's office, where he was interviewed again after spending more than 12 hours with investigators Monday.

When asked by reporters why Carter was targeted, Lewis responded: "Because she was just a woman that worked alone - a rich broker." He denied killing her.

Police haven't said how investigators linked Lewis to Carter's disappearance, but Sheriff Doc Holladay said more details will be released at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

"I just want to express my condolences to the Carter family and her friends who have worked so hard to find her and these investigators who were committed to finding her," Holladay told reporters Tuesday morning.

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