Carol Clark Obituary, Missing Woman Shot & Killed in The Frankford Section of Philadelphia; Son Charged

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Carol Clark Obituary, Missing Woman Shot & Killed in The Frankford Section of Philadelphia; Son Charged

Falls Township Police said Carol Clark, who went missing Saturday night, was shot and killed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

A 72-year-old Falls Township woman who was reported missing Saturday night was shot and killed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia by her son, police said Monday.

Sean Rivera of Berwyn Road, in the township’s Morrisville section, has been charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of 72-year-old Carol Clark, who was reported missing Saturday night.

He was preliminarily arraigned before Falls Township Magisterial District Judge Jan Vislosky Monday morning and sent to Bucks County Prison without bail, police said.

Falls Township Sgt. Christopher Clark said that the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office would handle any inquiries going forward.

Falls Township police said they were dispatched to 500 Berwyn Road at 12:34 p.m. Sunday regarding a dispute between brothers regarding their mother’s whereabouts.

Police said that they met with Adam Clark-Valle, who lives in New York state, who said he received a text message at 7:30 a.m. Sunday from his brother Sean Rivera.

The text message said “911” and that Rivera told Clark-Valle that his mother had died and that “he must come to Pennsylvania right away.”

When Clark-Valle arrived around 9 a.m., he told police that Rivera said his mother had been sick and passed away. But Clark-Valle said he could not find her in the house.

Rivera then stated that she had suffered a heart attack and was in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Clark-Valle told police that he checked all the hospitals in the area and that no one reported his mother there.

He then spoke with Rivera again and asked where his mother was. He responded quietly, “Frankford,” Clark-Valle told police.

He then called police who said the home looked “cluttered, like a hoarder’s house.” Police said they did a sweep of the home looking for Carol Clark.

They asked Rivera what “911” meant and he told police there was “an emergency.” When press further about Clark’s whereabouts, Rivera responded “I don’t know” and said his brother “should be concerned.”

Rivera told police that his mother had gotten takeout the night before and that he went to bed. When he woke up, Rivera told police his mother wasn’t there. Police asked about the sets of car keys and Rivera said they were his mother’s keys.

Clark-Valle said he texted his mother Saturday and did not hear from her. He said he usually does every morning.

Clark-Valle told police that his mother’s birthday was Sunday and she was planning on going out for breakfast with her grandson and then lunch with Clark-Valle.

Clark-Valle also told police that his mother suffered a stroke last year and did not drive any longer. He said she has diabetes and uses a wheelchair to get around.

Police contacted Verizon Wireless and did a ping of Clark’s cellphone in 15-minute intervals. A ping showed the same response in a woodsy area of Forrest Road and Sherwood Drive in Lower Makefield Township.

Investigators used a drone and K9 track but could not find any results, police said in an affidavit.

Police then searched Clark’s home and found two firearms in gun boxes: a Glock 45 and a Glock 19x with receipts made out to Rivera.

There was also a Home Depot receipt from 4:11 p.m. Saturday for two padlocks and a master lock.
Rivera told police that he gave his mother the takeout Chinese food with iced tea that had Fentanyl in it. Rivera told police that he previously purchased the drug specifically to give to his mother.

Sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday, Rivera took his mother —who was in a lethargic state —in her red Toyota Rav4 to a building previously known as Frankford Friends on Waln Street in Philadelphia, police said.

He then wheeled Clark in the wheelchair to a shed at the rear of the property at 4371 Waln St., placed his mother in the shed, and shot her with his Glock 9MM Model 45 five times.

Rivera identified the lone shed at the rear of the property via an overhead satellite map as where he placed Clark.

He said he previously purchased bolt cutters from the Home Depot in Fairless Hills and used them to remove any padlocks that were on the shed and used a new padlock, which he purchased from Home Depot as well, to secure the shed door after committing the homicide, police said.

Police conducted a search of Clark’s car and found a pair of orange bolt cutters in the rear passenger seat. Police went to the Waln Street location and found the shed where they discovered Clark’s body covered in a blue tarp.

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