Monday marked two weeks since 74-year-old Dorothy Heard's family last spoke with her.
Police confirmed Monday that they recovered some of the Noblesville grandmother's jewelry from EZ Pawn in Marion. The jewelry was hocked June 13, the afternoon she went missing.
Police said the jewelry is Dorothy Heard's wedding ring, a ring she was likely wearing that morning, according to her family.
Police recovered the ring and said they know it was Heard’s 47-year-old nephew, Donald Burns, who tried to pawn the ring. He’s shown in store video. Burns also had to present ID at the counter. That was at 5:23 p.m.
At 5:40 p.m., one of Heard's credit cards was charged $378 for some jewelry at a Wal-mart down the street. That charge went through, but a second attempt for nearly $700 did not.
"Likewise, we have video evidence and photos of both what we think might be the vehicle and might be him making those purchases at the Wal-mart," said Lt. Bruce Barnes with the Noblesville Police Department.
Burns’ car, a silver 1994 Mitsubishi Gallant, similar to the vehicle shown in the Wal-mart video, has also been impounded by police.
Burns was arrested June 14, after he tried to run from officers who wanted to question him. Police said Burns is only a person of interest, not a suspect at this time.
"We don't want folks to get so narrow minded to think that they're looking at one single person," Lt. Barnes said. "There might be other people that are involved in this."
Monday, Heard's family thanked police for their continuing efforts and asked for anyone with information about Heard's disappearance to come forward.
"So that we can bring our mom home where she belongs and put an end to this constant anguish to our family."
"If the family's got hope that Dorothy's still out there," said Barnes, "then we have hope."
Police said the search will continue in Tipton, Madison, Wabash, and Grant Counties, especially around Mississinewa Reservoir.
Donald burns has two previous convictions for child molestation and told police that he ran because he's "snitched out a lot of people."
Police said Burns isn't talking to them. He's being held at the Madison County Jail.