Murder charges filed against nephew of slain Noblesville woman

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GRANT COUNTY, Ind. – Murder charges have been filed in the 2-year-old case of Dorothy Heard.

Heard’s nephew, Donald Burns, was charged with murder, two counts of forgery, theft and two counts of receiving stolen property.

dorothy heard frameHeard, a mother of five and grandmother of 15, went missing in June 2011. Her body was located the following year near the Mississinewa Battlefield in Grant County.

Burns was originally arrested a week after her disappearance as a person of interest in the case.

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