HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Investigators have given THV 11 News an update about the investigation into Dawna Natzke's murder.
Lt. James "Corky" Martin with the Garland County Sheriff's Department said Natzke's case is still active and ongoing. The investigation, being conducted by the Garland County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police, has turned up numerous leads, but unfortunately most of them have been exhausted.
Lt. Martin said no other persons of interest have been developed other than the last person know to have seen her alive.
He said investigators have been in contact with special agents from the FBI, and have received help in analyzing evidence, specifically electronic data, obtained during the course of the investigation. He added that investigators are awaiting additional analysis to complete the technical portion of the investigation.
Investigators plan to review more information before meeting with the prosecuting attorney and determine a course of action.
The 46-year-old Hot Springs Village dispatcher's body was found by a volunteer searcher Dec. 31. She was last seen Dec. 21 leaving a Christmas party with her boyfriend, Kevin Duck.
Duck said he went to bed around 11 p.m. that night, while she stayed up watching TV, but when he woke up the next morning Natzke and her car were gone. The next day her car was discovered in a remote area of the Ouachita National Forest. The vehicle had been burned.
An $11,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the murder.
If you have any information, please contact Garland County Inv. Mike Wright or AR State Police Special Agent Dennis Morris at (501) 622-3690, or the department's anonymous tip line at (501) 622-3674.