PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KNWA) — The elderly woman who was found dead in her home Wednesday was killed by her granddaughter, according to authorities.
Andrea Wilson, 26, who lives on Blue Jay Lane in Bentonville, faces a capital murder charge for the death of her grandmother, 81-year-old Ruby Ross.
Medical examiners determined that Ross died from blunt force trauma.
Deputies traveled to 11001 Blue Jay Road in Pea Ridge to perform a welfare check on Ross. When they arrived they found Ross deceased.
“Detectives found the death to be suspicious and they are actively investigating,” Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said last week.
Wilson is being held in the Benton County Detention Center. A bond hearing is set for later this week.