posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:09 PM
That is the situation in Shelby, North Carolina. During a four month period last year, three elderly women have been found dead in their beds. But the
clues just don't add up.
Police Chief Charlie VanHoy isn't quite sure what he has on his hands, but he's worried. "This is just baffling and very frustrating," VanHoy
The women were all found inside their homes, with no sign of forced entry. In all cases there was jewelry, pocketbooks, and even loaded guns...all not
taken. Medical examiners find no traces of foul play, yet police confirm that their telephone lines were all "severed".
Cash was located at the crime scenes, as well as many other valuables. Investigators found the severed phone line after searching the exterior of one
of the homes. Their concern became greater when about a month later, another severed line was found.
With the state medical examiner's office ruling out foul play, there has been no breaks in the case yet, but they are hoping for more, with
toxicology reports due in soon.
[Edited on 6-2-2004 by ZeddicusZulZorander]