Danny Joe Burchfield

Circuit Judge Don Glover on Monday set a $500,000 bond for Danny Joe Burchfield, the 26-year-old man suspected in the death of Rebekah Singh, a 33-year-old McGehee woman who was initially reported as a missing person.

Burchfield, also of McGehee, is reportedly the last person Singh was seen with. She had been missing since November 26.

According to McGehee Police investigator Scott Williams’ testimony at Burchfield’s first appearance hearing in Desha County Circuit Court in Arkansas City on Monday morning, Burchfield allegedly admitted that he strangled Singh.

Burchfield, according to court testimony, led police late Friday to Singh’s body in Bayou Bartholomew.

Burchfield is being held on probable cause of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. First-degree murder carries a maximum life sentence and abuse of a corpse carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

Funeral arrangements for Rebekah Singh