Police: Warrant issued for grandson in Bentonville killing

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

Michael Conklin

Police have an arrest warrant for Michael Conklin, 26, in connection with the death of his grandmother, according to a news release from the Bentonville Police Department.

Conklin's grandmother, Nelma Darline Conklin, 76, was found Sunday dead at her home at 3300 S.W. Elm Manor Ave. in Bentonville. Preliminary autopsy results indicated that her death a was a homicide, according to the news release.

Michael Conklin is wanted on suspicion of first degree murder, according to the news release. His whereabouts are unknown, and his grandmother's silver 2013 Ford Focus remains missing. The vehicle's license plate number is 583 OCT.

The news release describes Conklin as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 185 pounds, with hazel eyes and short brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on Conklin's location to call police 479-271-3170.