The daughter of an Apalachicola woman found dead on an isolated beach Wednesday afternoon about 10 miles west of town has been charged with her murder.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, arrested Sandra Anne Loudermilk-Conkel, 46, of Apalachicola, Saturday afternoon on charges of first degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old Cynthia Green.
Loudermilk-Conkel was arrested without incident at the room where she was staying at the Best Western Motel in Apalachicola. She is being held without bond.
The investigation is ongoing. The Office of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case.
Undersheriff Joel Norred said law enforcement officials interviewed several people in connection with the murder, but are not seeking other suspects in connection with the murder. “We believe she acted alone,” he said.
Norred declined comment on the cause of death, other than it was a homicide, and said the autopsy findings have not yet been shared with the sheriff’s office. Several sources familiar with the investigation have confirmed that Green suffered multiple stab wounds.
In addition to obtaining a subpoena to search Green’s bank records, the sheriff’s office seized Green’s vehicle, which Loudermilk-Conkel was known to drive frequently. It was taken to the FDLE lab in Tallahassee.
Loudermilk-Conkel had been employed at Bay City Lodge, doing part-time piece work scaling fish, said Bay City’s owner Jimmy Mosconis. Also employed there doing similar work was Wallace Mitchell, also of Apalachicola, who was known around town as Loudermilk- Conkel’s boyfriend.
Norred said the investigation, headed by Detective Duane Cook, was able to act quickly to determine who committed the murder. “The investigation just led us this way,” he said.
Green, who worked as a as a senior LPN at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle, had lived with her daughter at 191 9th Street up until the time the house became uninhabitable after a kitchen fire early November. Since that time, the women had been living at the Best Western Motel.
The sheriff’s office said in a news release that around 1 p.m. Wednesday, they received calls indicating a body had been spotted in the area of State Road 30A, 10 miles west of Apalachicola.
That sandy stretch of beach at the end of Ten Mile Road, bordered by woods with thick undergrowth, is popular with net fishermen, and people walking their dogs.
Green’s house in Apalachicola was built in late 2009 with the help of funding available through the State Housing Initiative Program.
If anyone has information about this case, they are asked to call Cook at 850-670-8500.