Loretta Kay Carr, 45, and Jessie Eden Kelly have been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of Mary Elizabeth Isbell, who was reported missing in December 2021 by her ex-husband.
Carr was apprehended by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office on Sunday, June 25, while Kelly is being held in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition. It is believed that Carr is Kelly’s mother.
The investigation received a new lead on June 20 which was determined to be credible. Following that lead, Carr and Kelly were arrested and human remains were found at the Little River Canyon National Park by a search team on Wednesday, June 28, and were identified as Isbell.
Court documents reveal that Carr is accused of kidnapping Isbell in October 2021 and intentionally causing her death “by pushing her off a cliff,” according to WHNT.