1 arrested in woman's beating, stabbing death

INDIANAPOLIS - Police arrested a man Friday in the beating and stabbing death of a 66-year-old Elwood woman.

George Knotts, 68, is accused of killing Linda Speer, who was found dead Tuesday night in her home in the 1800 block of North C Street.

Knotts was arrested on preliminary charges of murder, strangulation, criminal confinement and aggravated battery.

Knotts was being held at the Madison County Detention Center. Formal charges were not yet filed.

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