Woman Beaten to death with CROSS Inside Church

Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church

6:06 PM CDT, June 7, 2010

FAST FACTS:

  • Elderly Woman Found Dead Inside Church
  • Pastor Finds Body
  • Church Members Say She Was Beaten

shaun.chayabhat@wreg.com
(Hamlin, AR 06/07/2010) (Hamlin, AR 6/7/10) The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide.

Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two “people of interest” fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson’s lifeless body Sunday.

Sign Up For ALERTS From Us

Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they’re looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation.

The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas.

It’s where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary.

The church group meets at two alternating locations and Pastor Dixon Platt said he worried something was wrong when Wilson didn’t show up for service at their other meeting location.

He found Wilson beaten under a pew around noon.

Other friends said the killer possibly used a cross from the altar to beat the elderly woman to death.

“To have her life end in a place that she loved so much,” said longtime friend and neighbor Linda Peeler, “It’s just unbelievable.”

Friends and Wilson’s two sons were busy at the active 80-year-old’s rural home Monday.

Wilson was heavily involved in the community.

An animal lover, she volunteered at the area animal shelter and fostered cats in her home.

She also worked with veterans, was involved in the library system, and was a registered nurse who had retired after working many years in Memphis.

“We’re just in shock, devastated and angry,” said Peeler. “We’re angry that someone would do that to someone that helped so many people. And to do it in a church, that’s the hardest.”

A side door to the small church now has been boarded over with plywood.

Friends say it’s possible someone broke into the church and Wilson surprised whoever was inside.

Peeler said her friend was incredibly caring and she suspects Wilson even offered to help the people who killed her.

“Probably the first thing she said when she walked in the church was, ‘Can I help you?'” said Peeler. “She was 80-years-old. She wasn’t a threat to anybody. They didn’t have to hurt her.”

Authorities have not released a motive but have been unable to find the victim’s purse.

They believe the suspect(s) stole Wilson’s grey 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

Dwindling In Unbelief

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

Larry Hurtado's Blog

Comments on the New Testament and Early Christianity (and related matters)

TaborBlog

Religion Matters from the Bible to the Modern World

தமிழன்

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

இறையில்லா இஸ்லாம்

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

JESUS? CHRIST?- Gospels are Legends

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

கிறிஸ்தவம் பலானது

உண்மைகளை அறிவோம் தீமைகளை விரட்டுவோம்

World Watch- Devapriyaji

வரலாற்று உண்மைகளை அலசுவோமே

%d bloggers like this: