|Updated: 8/26/2011 11:08 am
||Published: 8/25/2011 4:45 pm
SHERWOOD, AR - Police believe 74-year old Katherine Cleary was kidnapped from her home on this otherwise quiet Sherwood street.
Her neighbor Debora Burden shocked by everything she's learned.
"It didn't have to end this way, it didn't," Burden says.
Sonia Bell, 39 & Rhonda Glassburner-Strong, 51, were arrested Tuesday for using Cleary's credit card after buying a flat-screen TV on surveillance video at WalMart in Jacksonville early Monday.
Then one of them told detectives they could find Cleary's personal belongings at the end of Boyd Road in rural Pulaski County.
"We got not no other evidence from that field other than Mrs. Cleary's body, so for her to say she didn't have any involvement is a lie," officer Josh Adams says.
Police aren't saying which woman is talking but the theory is now, they did not act alone.
"No reason to believe these two women, not that women couldn't do it, but it’s farfetched to believe these two women did it by themselves," Adams says. "We think there's another party involved, someone who knows Mrs. Cleary, that gained entrance into the house."
A search of her home earlier this week doesn't appear to hold answers either about who may have convinced or forcibly taken Cleary from her home and the yard she loved to work in.
"When she drives by waiving and smiling and says ‘Hey girl, what are you doing,’ and that's the way I'm going to remember her."