Authorities arrested a suspect after a 22-year-old central Missouri woman was stabbed to death on Labor Day.

Howard County Sheriff Mike Neal said deputies responding to a home in Franklin Monday evening found Courtney Clardy dead of several stab wounds.

Authorities searched for 44-year-old Emmett Wood Jr. and found him Tuesday morning using a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter. Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott White said Wood was arrested by force.

Wood was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder. No further information was immediately released.

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