A probable cause affidavit says cellphone records obtained from the FBI in Washington, D.C. place Kevin Duck approximately half a mile away from the sites where Dawna Natzke’s car and body were found.
According to KARK News,content partners with Hot Springs Daily, Dawna Natzke was reported missing on Dec. 22, 2011 by her boyfriend, Kevin Duck, the night after a Christmas party in which he was seen leaving with her, even forcibly pushing her out the door, according to witnesses.
According to the affidavit, a toxicology report indicated that Natzke likely died within 3-4 hours of leaving the party.
Her car was discovered burned in the woods around 11 a.m. on Dec. 22, flames still emanating from the engine area.
It was later determined that the car belonged to Natzke, and was the one she and Duck had driven to the party the night before. Her body was discovered on New Year’s Eve 2011 on Maun Haul Road in Garland County outside Hot Springs Village.
Duck’s cellphone records were sent to the FBI for triangulation, which shows the date and time of a call, the tower the call hit and the approximate location of the cellphone at the time the call was made.
Results showed calls coming from Kevin Duck’s cellphone at 8:34 a.m. on Dec. 22, 2011, from a location within six-tenths of a mile of where Natzke’s body was ultimately found, according to the report.
The affidavit states that just 28 minutes later, at 9:02 that same morning, a call originating from Duck’s cellphone was made within six-tenths of a mile of where Natzke’s car was found burning, a mere 2 hours before the car was discovered.
Later that same morning, a friend texted Dawna to tell her she didn’t like seeing Kevin push her around. The friend received a reply from Dawna’s cellphone at 9:37 a.m. on Dec. 22, saying, “He did not push me. I fell and he caught me. I had taken a pain pill and was tour up.” The friend told authorities she didn’t believe the text came from Dawna, saying she didn’t use those kinds of words or punctuation in her texts, according to the affidavit.
Dawna’s cellphone has never been recovered.
On Monday, Investigators and the prosecuting attorney’s office completed an arrest warrant for Kevin Conway Duck on the charge of first-degree murder in connection to Natzke’s disappearance and death.
The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says the arrest warrant was signed Monday afternoon in Garland County Circuit Court, and bond has been set at $250,000.
Investigators are working with local authorities in another jurisdiction to bring Duck into custody.