Neighbors react to death of Baird woman

Published 04/22 2014 06:25PM

Updated 04/22 2014 06:54PM

Daniell Lewis describes the small town of Baird as; "Peaceful, calm, it's nice... real nice...real quiet," he said.

Lewis also added that nothing "too exciting" ever happens on the 200th block of Spruce St. The same street where the body of 51-year-old, Brenda Holland was found on Sunday afternoon.

"Especially when you live out here you know, in the middle of no where," he said.

Lewis said that after that, they began to wonder about the man that Holland had been spending time with: Danny Cannon. 

"I think that lady actually has called the cops on that dude before," he said.

Lewis also added that there were rumors Brenda made several attempts to get away from Danny Cannon.

"I didn't know him, never had really heard of him," Lewis said.

They said although they didn't know Cannon too well, they'd heard that this wasn't the first time that Cannon allegedly threatened Brenda Holland and may have done more.

"They beat the dog up and threw it back in the yard," he said.

After that incident, they said say, Brenda told several other neighbors that she was in fear for her life."

"She was talking about it to my neighbor," said another resident. "Saying they killed my dog and I'm really scared something is gonna happen and when my neighbor talked to her, she was talking so fast he could barely understand what was going on and he told her to call the cops, you know, if something is gonna happen, you need to call the cops" 

There have been conflicting reports on whether Danny Cannon, the person of interest in this case, was arrested on a different charge but the Baird City Marshal told KRBC news that as of Tuesday afternoon, Cannon was not in custody. 

The City Marshal did say that Cannon had been spotted at the Salvation Army on Butternut and they were still investigating his whereabouts. 

Any information regarding this case can be directed to the Baird City Marshal at (325)854-1212 

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