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Search continues for Arkansas Realtor after suspect arrest

Friends, real estate agents, volunteers comb rural, watery area

The search for Beverly Carter, the Arkansas Realtor who has been missing since Sept. 25, continued Monday into the evening even after the arrest of a suspect on the charge of kidnapping.

Aaron Michael Lewis, 33, was arrested on a charge of kidnapping Monday morning, but there is no other detail regarding the arrest.

Family, friends, real estate agents and volunteers continue to search the areas around a foreclosed property she was supposed to show last Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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Image: Facebook/FindBeverly

Carter reportedly told her husband she was going to show a foreclosed home at 14202 Old River Drive to a client she had not met before.

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Pictured: The area around the property, which is rife with bayous, lakes and waterways

The husband told police that he became concerned when by 9 p.m. his wife had not called. He drove to the site and found her brown Cadillac sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway with her purse inside it.

Courtesy of CBS 11 in Arkansas, here is a timeline to date of developments:

Friday, Sept. 26:

Pulaski County deputies shared with the media that crews were searching for Carter after she disappeared while showing a home in Scott, Arkansas, on Thursday. Authorities said that Carter's husband went to the home on Old River Road around 9 p.m. because he had not heard from her in several hours. At the home, he is said to have found her car and purse, but she was not there. He then reported her as missing.

Saturday, Sept. 27:

More than 250 volunteers helped in the search for Carter. They were divided into three groups to search areas near Old River Road, I-30, and Highway 161.

A Facebook page was created surrounding the effort to find Carter:

The hashtag #FindBeverly began to circulate on Twitter.

Sunday, Sept. 28:

Deputies released information on a man named Arron Michael Lewis, 33, who is suspected in Carter's disappearance. He had reportedly been in a vehicle accident and was at Baptist Hospital for treatment. According to Lt. Minden with PCSO, Lewis was a person of interest before he had reached the hospital. Lewis reportedly left the hospital in the middle of testing and a warrant was obtained later in the day. Police have not said how they connected Lewis to Carter's disappearance.

Crews and volunteers continued to search for Carter, but she was not found.

Monday, Sept. 29:

Aaron Lewis was reportedly apprehended by Little Rock police at Pleasant Pointe Apartments on Green Mountain Drive. As of 11:30 a.m., Sheriff Doc Holladay said he was being interrogated at the sheriff's office. 

Crews continue to search for Carter.

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