Man accused in Lake Central grad's death freed on bond

2013-12-31T21:53:00Z 2013-12-31T22:50:10Z Man accused in Lake Central grad's death freed on bondThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 31, 2013 9:53 pm  • 

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. | A man charged in the death of a former St. John resident has been released on bond from the Garland County Jail.

Kevin Duck was freed Tuesday after posting $150,000 bond. After a Monday hearing, a judge reduced Duck's bond from $250,000, though Duck had asked the amount to be lowered to $50,000.

Duck is accused of killing his girlfriend Dawna Natzke, a mother of three and a police dispatcher in the central Arkansas community of Hot Springs Village.

Natzke graduated from Lake Central High School in 1984 and grew up in St. John. She worked as a police dispatcher in Arkansas for seven years.

Duck had pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Natzke.

Authorities say Natzke was last seen with Duck at a Christmas party in 2011. Searchers found her body days later.

An autopsy found Natzke died from blunt force trauma and drowning.

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