Sniffer dogs better watch out. On April 14, a pet duck discovered the body of Nellie Sullivan, a 93-year-old woman who has been missing since 2020. According to ABC13, the duck was walking with her owners in Candler, North Carolina, when he ran under the caravan where the body of the old lady was hidden. “Apparently the duck ran under the caravan at 11 Beady Eyed Lane, and when chasing it they discovered the container that Nellie Sullivan was in,” said Sergeant Mark Walker of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. give that duck a medal, I would.”

After examining the body, the scientific police concluded that it was a homicide. The sheriff’s office has therefore arrested two suspects: Angela Wamsley, the granddaughter of Nellie Sullivan, and her companion, Mark Barnes. Respectively aged 46 and 50, they are suspected of having killed the old woman to receive the money for her retirement and social security. Since his disappearance, they have indeed continued to renew his drug prescriptions so as not to arouse suspicion.

The old woman had been dead for some time

According to the first elements of the investigation, the body of Nellie Sullivan would have been moved post-mortem. The crime scene is therefore unknown. Anthropological analyzes will be carried out soon to determine the causes and the exact date of his death. For the police, the body would have rested under the caravan for a while. “Rather receiving the care she needed from those who are supposed to love her the most, she received the exact opposite in the worst way possible,” Sergeant Mark Walker said. The couple have been charged with intentional homicide and concealment of a corpse with a view to fraud.

Angela Wamsley © Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

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