University of Arkansas graduate found dead in burning SUV in Texas


DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas say a 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of a woman whose body was found this week in her burning SUV.

Authorities say Glen Richter was arrested and booked early Thursday into the Dallas County jail in the death of 22-year-old Sara Hudson, who worked in Dallas after graduating recently from the University of Arkansas.

Investigators say firefighters responded Monday evening to a report of a vehicle fire at 5600 Alta Avenue, Dallas, and Hudson’s body was found inside after the flames were extinguished. Authorities say she died of “homicidal violence.”

Her family says she was intending to meet with friends to celebrate her birthday.

Police have not revealed a motive in the killing.

Online jail records don’t indicate whether Richter has an attorney to answer the charges. He’s being held on $500,000 bail.

The University of Arkansas’ Dean of Students Melissa Harwood-Rom released this statement:

“We are shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Sara Hudson. We send our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends as we mourn her loss. Those I’ve spoken with are very shaken by the horrific nature and the depth of this family’s loss.”

Melissa Harwood-Rom, Dean of Students

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