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Dorothy Heard: Missing woman from Noblesville, Indiana Found

Dorothy Heard

 UPDATE:  The remain of missing Dorothy Heard has been found.  She was located in a field near Mississinewa Battlefield on County Road 600 North in Marion, Indiana. The remains were found Feb. 9 in a field at the Mississinewa Battlefield on County Road 600 North near Marion.  She has been positively identified.

Dorothy’s nephew, Donald Burns, 47, was arrested in June after he used her credit card and tried to sell her ring.

Previous story:  Dorothy Heard, 74,  lives on South 16th Street in Nobelsville, Indiana and she was last seen June 13, 2011.

Just last Tuesday night, neighbors saw someone leaving from her home.  When police arrived they found the front door had been kicked in and the house ransacked.

Dorothy’s home – Photo by WISH

The police have been actively searching for Dorothy over the last two 1/2 months.  At the same time that Dorothy disappeared, her nephew, Donald Burns, was caught using her credit cards.   He has not been charged in the case, although he was arrested for resisting.  The police said that Burns is a convicted sex offender.

Dorothy is also the great-grandmother of Serena Weicht, 11, from Tipton that was abducted by a man in a silver four-door card in June.  She was found safe in Westfield a few hours later.

On June 27, Dorothy’s jewelry was recovered from EZ Pawn in Marion.  The jewelry was hocked on June 13, the same day she went missing.

Police reported that Burns was seen on the Pawn store surveillance video and that he also presented his ID at the counter.

Late that day, Dorothy’s credit cards wee used to purchase jewelry at Wal-mart.  The police also have obtained video of that event.

Lt. Barnes wanted the public to know that there may be other people involved in the case.

It is no secret that Dorothy is missing and anyone walking by her home can see the missing person flyer on her hurricane fence.  Anyone could have taken advantage of the situation and decided to enter the home looking for valuables.

Heard is about 5’2″ and 135 pounds. She has five children, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

If you have any information, please cal 317-776-6371.

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