Husband charged in missing wife’s murder

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(WRAL) After Diana Keel was found dead in the woods and her husband charged with her murder, authorities in North Carolina and Arizona, along with members of the Nash County community where the couple lived are raising new questions about their relationship.

Rexford Lynn Keel Jr., who goes by Lynn, was arrested in Pima County, near the Mexican border, Sunday with a large amount of cash and a pocket knife in his possession. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Diana Keel, 38.

“We don’t have that sort of thing happen in our community,” Momeyer Mayor Kenneth Parker said.

Taryn Edwards, a close friend of Diana’s, said she never felt right when Lynn Keel was around.

“It was just the atmosphere and the aura that, you know that vibe that you get from somebody? It was always very tense,” Edwards said.

She said she was best friends with Diana Keel for 10 years but backed away after Lynn Keel asked his wife to cut ties. Edwards said she was helping Diana Keel plan to leave her husband.

Lynn Keel was charged with first-degree murder after his wife’s body turned up in a wooded area about 30 miles from their home. As deputies searched for him to arrest him, Lynn Keel was making his way across the country.

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