This is the town I work in. They found her in a state forest picnic area that I have to drive through almost every day. I know these places intimately. I just can't even...
From her house to the store is no more than a 3 block walk along the main street that I drive every workday. She supposedly 'disappeared' around 6 in the evening, and these days that's while it's still light out. We were on standby (I'm one of the district's search and rescue personnel) in case they wanted to search the woods, but the searches were mainly along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. I do have my scuba license, but those are jobs for younger folk than me!
The really freaky thing is we all knew the victim and murderer (alleged) to some degree because it is a really small town - seriously, there can't be more than 4000 people living there. Everyone had a theory. I was pretty sure she was dead, but you never expect someone you know, no matter how slightly, to be a murderer. It wasn't that he was an upstanding citizen - he'd been in trouble for stealing in the past, so I'd heard - but this is a way bigger deal.
I just can't wrap my head around this.