Cops: Daughter acted alone in mom's murder

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 09:21 AM.

The daughter of an Apalachicola woman found murdered Dec. 12 has confessed to shooting and stabbing her mother on an isolated beach about 10 miles west of town, and then burying her body in a mound of debris.

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.

She was taken to the Franklin County Jail after being apprehended without incident at the Best Western Motel in Apalachicola, where she and her mother had been staying after they were burned out of their home early last month.

In a first appearance by video Sunday before Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield, Loudermilk-Conkel was ordered held without bond, and assigned a public defender. 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.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Investigator Brett Johnson, Loudermilk-Conkel confessed to the murder Saturday during an interview by Johnson and lead investigator Duane Cook at the sheriff’s office investigations building.

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