Police believe Kevin Medley, Evelyn's boyfriend choked her to death and put her body in her Jeep, drove it to the lake and pushed it in, said Trooper J.J. Dean, the lead investigator on the case.
Donald Kevin Medley, 45, of Lenore, was arrested Saturday night and charged with first-degree murder.
Evelyn Joyce Farnum, 55, of Right Fork of Laurel Creek in Mingo County, W. Virginia has been missing since Sunday, Dec. 30. She left her home around 10:30 p.m. in a black 2003 Jeep Liberty.
Authorities believe she may be in danger, reports WSAV News.
Farnum is described as 5 feet, 3 inches tall and about 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and sandy blond hair.
Anyone with information about Farnum’s whereabouts is asked to call West Virginia State Police at (304) 235-6000 or the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 235-0300. Callers may remain anonymous.