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    NC - Sarah McAbee, 76, Gastonia, 19 Dec 1997

    http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20...wo-hung-juries

    A hoarder, the 76-year-old woman didn't trust banks. She'd sew thousands of dollars into her clothing. After she disappeared, family members found $16,000 hidden in a laundry basket and $9,000 more tucked away inside a purse...

    Police finally located McAbee 10 months after her disappearance. Submerged in about 7 feet of water in an abandoned well near Tryon Elementary School between Cherryville and Bessemer City, police found an artificial Christmas tree on top of her body...

    It didn't take police long to point the blame at Donald Baxter Wells, a felon who has been convicted of a crime in every decade since the 1980s... A pair of hung juries hasn't changed the way Nester views her grandmother's killing. She's convinced Wells is responsible, that he hit McAbee in the head from behind with a hammer and hid her in a well.

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    I remember when this happened but i thought Wells was convicted and serving time. Wow it would be hard knowing he's out walking while my elderly family wasn't



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