October 3rd, 2015 around 7:00 PM Deputies were called upon to do a welfare check at a residence near Lead Hill. Officers found two persons deceased that have been identified as 61 year old Helen Froehlich and 60 year old Frank Simpson. Simpson was identified as a life-long friend and was residing with the Froehlich family.
The two appeared to have died from multiple gun shots and two house pets were found dead in the home after being shot also. At this time the bodies have been submitted to the Arkansas Medical Examiner’s Office and the investigation is still on-going
The investigation led to the search for Helen Froehlich’s step-son, identified as 35 year old Glen Froehlich. Froehlich was located at a near-by house that was under construction owned by his father. A five hour stand-off ended with him being taken into custody without incident.
Glen Froehlich was reported by the family on 09/19/2015 as making recent threats with a firearm. Officers responded to the Froehlich residence on Sept. 19, but were not able to locate Glen at that time.
Froehlich has been charged with 2 counts of Capital Murder, Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons, Felony with a Firearm, Habitual Offender and 2 counts of Cruelty to Animals. He is being held at the Boone County Jail with a NO BOND status until his appearance before a judge for a bond hearing.
Correction: Helen Froehlich is the mother of Glen Froehlich, NOT step mother. This office was given incorrect information and we apologize for any confusion.