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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Imvestigation into missing NWA nursing student leads to arrest of 29-year-old for Capital Murder

Allison Maria Castro

Twenty-nine-year-old Kacey Jennings has been arrested by Fayetteville Police for Capital Murder and Abuse of a Corpse in connection with the murder and disappearance of 28-year-old Allison Maria Castro.

Castro, a Hawaii resident, was living in northwest Arkansas while attending nursing school.

On September 19, 2022, Fayetteville Police responded to a residence and located Kacey Jennings, who was experiencing an apparent drug overdose. Several documents were discovered at the scene indicating that Jennings possibly killed Ms. Castro and disposed of her body.

After speaking with Ms. Castro’s family, it was learned that Jennings and Ms. Castro were previously in a relationship, and they lived together. Ms. Castro’s family was unable to contact her, and they were concerned for her safety. Ms. Castro was entered as a missing person by the Fayetteville Police Department, and an investigation was initiated.

As the investigation unfolded, additional information was discovered that led to an arrest warrant for Jennings for Capital Murder and Abuse of a Corpse. Jennings was arrested on September 26, 2022, after his release from a local medical facility.

This is an ongoing investigation, and Fayetteville Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to locate Ms. Castro’s body. If you have any information concerning this investigation, please contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (479) 587- 3555.

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