A missing vehicle belonging to the victim of an October homicide in Faulkner County was located recently in the parking lot of a West Little Rock Kroger store, officials say.

Capt. Matt Rice, public information officer with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office, said the 2007 Nissan Titan belonging to the late Larry Billings was found abandoned in the lot on Nov. 13 by the Arkansas State Police.

The vehicle has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for processing, Rice said.

The truck was discovered the same day that a press conference announcing a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Billings' death was held. 

Rice said at the time of the press conference, Billings' family had not yet been notified that the truck had been found and officials have since kept that information confidential from the public.

Billings, 60, was the longtime owner of the Conway Roller Rink. 

He was found dead in his home on Canterberry Gap Road Oct. 29, having suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

Missing from his home was the truck, though officials have said there were no signs of struggle or forced entry into the home and no weapon was located at the scene. Authorities have declined comment on the type or caliber of firearm used in the shooting.

Anyone with information on the homicide may remain anonymous and should direct their calls to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office at 501-450-4914.


(Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached by phone at 505-1277 or by e-mail at megan.reynolds@thecabin.net. Follow us on Twitter @LCDonline.)