by Cliff Judy and John Boyd
Wichita police say they've made an arrest in connection with the disappearance of Michelle Rawls. The 36-year-old went missing late last July while she was packing the last of her belongings to move from Wichita to Texas.
Police announced Wednesday morning they'd arrested 50-year-old Buddy A. Jones on Tuesday. Police did not elaborate on what led them to Jones and remain tight-lipped about the investigation. However, they don't believe Jones and Rawls knew each other.
Over the last eight months, police had searched all over Wichita for Rawls. In August, homicide detectives left a note for Rawls at her house asking her to call and let them know she was okay. Later, police dragged the Arkansas River looking for her body. Just in the last several weeks, police asked the public for help searching for a missing rug they thought might be related to her disappearance.