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West Va. man, Maysville woman charged in killing of missing Jacksonville man

Arwayne Singhal (Onslow County Sheriff's Office photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - The Onslow County Sheriff's Office announced a pair of arrests in the case of a Jacksonville man who was reported missing more than three years ago that includes the man's father-in-law.

Early Isner, Sr., 59, of Franklin City, WVa., and Jacqueline Hasley, 74, of Maysville, have been charged with the death of Arwayne Singhal, who was reported missing on March 7, 2014. Isner is the biological father of Arwayne Singhal's wife, Mary.

Isner is charged with an open count of murder and is being held in Pendleton County, WVa., awaiting extradition back to Onslow County. Hasley is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and is being held in he Onslow County Detention Center on a $250,000 secured bond.

At the time Singhal was reported missing, Onslow County Sheriff's Office officials say, some family members told authorities they believed he had run off with another woman. However, as the investigation progressed, detectives began to believe foul play was involved and members of Mary Singhal's family were looked at as suspects.

New information came to light last week, leading detectives to an area off Brinson Lane in Richlands. On June 9, deputies from the Onslow and Duplin County Sheriff's Offices recovered the remains of Arwayne Singhal from a grave in a pasture. His remains are slated for autopsy Wednesday to help determine the exact cause of death.

Detectives traveled to Franklin City, WVa. to interview witnesses in Singhal's disappearance. Along with evidence recovered there, it allowed for the arrest of Isner and Hasley. The motive for the killing remains undetermined.

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller has called a press conference for Wednesday afternoon to discuss the arrests.

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