Suspect arrested in 2009 AZ cold case - Tucson News Now

Suspect arrested in 2009 AZ cold case

Posted: Updated:
Kristal Forrest (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff''s Office) Kristal Forrest (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff''s Office)
Robert Reed (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Robert Reed (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

A Camp Verde man has been arrested in connection with the 2009 disappearance of a woman who's believed to be dead.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday that 59-year-old Robert Reed is being held without bond in the Camp Verde Detention Center.

They said Reed has been indicted on 26 counts including second-degree murder, fraudulent schemes, vehicle theft, identity theft, forgery and perjury.

Kristal Forest, 65, was last seen with Reed in March 2009 in Camp Verde. Her body has never been found, YCSO said.

At the time of her disappearance, Forest was in the process of moving from Cottonwood to Austin, Texas.

Reed allegedly was helping Forest with her move and her empty trailer was found at a Las Cruces, NM, storage yard in April 2009.

Reed is currently serving a prison term in the Arizona Department of Corrections on an unrelated matter.  

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow