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Man Charged with Capital Murder in Rogers Woman's Death

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) -- The man suspected of strangling the Rogers woman he was living with has been charged with capital murder.

Kevin Wayne Clayborn, 49, was charged in Benton County Circuit Court, Division II. No bond was set for Clayborn.

Clayborn was arrested in the murder of 48-year-old Misha Rivera, whose body was found in her residence at 1318 W. Centennial Drive in Rogers on Saturday, May 5.

Rivera was strangled and suffered blunt force trauma. A probable cause affidavit states that River had a large laceration on her forehead that was approximately 3 inches long, exposing her skull, and ligature marks around her throat.

Keith Foster of Rogers Police said Clayborn was Rivera's boyfriend and was also living with Rivera.

"Information developed during the investigation led to Clayborn being the initial suspect in the homicide," Foster said. 

A vehicle registered to Rivera was missing from her home, but was later located and recovered in Van Buren.

Further investigation led to the area of Oklahoma City, Okla., where Clayborn was believed to be.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Clayborn on May 8, 2018 on charges of Capital Murder and Theft of Property.

Oklahoma City Fugitive Task Force members began surveillance on an apartment complex in Oklahoma City to locate Clayborn. 

The task force saw Clayborn last Thursday at about 11:15 a.m. and took him into custody. He's being brought back to Rogers, Foster said.


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