POLK COUNTY, Texas (TexasBreaking.com) – A man is behind bars after a body, believed to be 71-year-old Barbara King was found by police when the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at her residence.
It was said on Sunday that King was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in her home at 1132 Summerall Road in the Segno Community.
“Polk County Precinct #2, Justice of the Peace Sarah Rasberry arrived on the scene and performed an inquest ordering the body be transported to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner for an autopsy to be performed,” wrote the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on social media.
Willie King, 71, who authorities say lives with Barbara at the residence, was arrested for murder.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Willie King was transported to the Polk County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Rasberry.
The investigation of the death of Barbara King is still on-going at this time, reported Chief Lyons.