Alicia man faces charges including murder, abuse of corpse in death of his wife

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – A 29-year-old Alicia man is being held on a half million dollar bond as he faces charges from authorities that include murder.

On August 12, 2020, a media release said Jaylane Joslin, 29 of Alicia, appeared in Lawrence County District Court for a probable cause hearing for the offenses of murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife, Kelsey Joslin, 24, of Alicia.

Jaylane Joslin’s bond was set at $500,000.00 cash.


Jaylane Joslin’s Plea and Arraignment is set for September 29, 2020 in the Lawrence County Circuit Court.

Kelsey’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for purposes of an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

On Monday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department requested the Arkansas State Police to join them in an investigation into the whereabouts of Kelsey after family members became concerned about her well-being.

Late Monday, Kelsey’s body was located on the property at 8 Lawrence Road 739, where she resided with the suspect.

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