NOBLE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – The Noble County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) says 3 people have been arrested after a woman was found dead inside a Billings apartment Monday.

“It was real scary,” said Sue Panach, a neighbor. “She didn’t deserve this and her children didn’t deserve to have to lose their mother that way.”

According to Sheriff Matt McGuire, authorities were called to an apartment complex on S. Broadway in Billings just after noon on Jan. 30, where they found 52-year-old Stacy Walton deceased.

“We started investigating and quickly realized that there was a homicide situation… It was not a good scene,” said McGuire. “Investigators conducted multiple interviews day and night for several days.”

Since then, 19-year-old Jess Bishop Jr., 31-year-old Emery Blanton/Wood and 38-year-old Hollie Parker/Bishop have been arrested in connection to Walton’s death.

McGuire said the trio knew Walton, but the extent of their relationship is not clear.

Jess Bishop and Emery Wood are currently being held in the Carter County Jail on First Degree Murder complaints.

Hollie Parker is in the Noble County Jail on a First Degree Murder complaint as well.

Hollie Parker. Image courtesy Noble County Sheriff’s Office.

Walton’s neighbors told KFOR that Walton was a mother of three.

“She was a good hearted person and she would do anything for anybody,” said Stephen Prince, Walton’s next-door neighbor. “I wouldn’t wish this on anybody.”

If you have any information on this case, call the Noble County Sheriff’s Office at 580-336-3517.