Catherine Pranskatis knew Kelly when she lived in Colorado and when Kelly moved they swore to keep in touch. When she went to visit Kelly in Indian Rocks Beach for a week, she got to see first hand what Kelly was dealing with in her home life. And what she saw disturbed her... greatly.
"Kelly and I used to talk all the time; we were both into meditative issues and mental healing, " Catherine
"From the minute I got there, I could tell that Dave didn't want me there; he would grow really impatient when Kelly and I would sit and talk for hours. He didn't want us to talk; he would make noise or slam doors or kitchen drawers, just be really disruptive. It drove me nuts and I could see what Kelly was dealing with. She would try to soothe him and calm him down, but I could tell two days into my week-long stay that he wanted me gone."
Catherine said Dave vacuumed 4-5 times a day, even going into the guest room she was staying in.
"He went into the room I was staying in and moved all my stuff, so he could vacuum the floor in there. It was just bizarre. He picked my stuff up and sort of threw it out of the way."
Catherine sat with Kelly and asked her what was up.
Kelly told her that he liked to 'see the lines in the carpet.'
"I looked at Kelly and said THAT is NOT normal; this guy sounds like he has mental issues!"
Catherine told me that Kelly actually moved to West Virginia, to take a job and break up with Dave. She figured if she left Florida, she could start a new life with a new job. But Dave followed her, staying in the hotel where she worked with her, berating her the whole time about moving back to Florida. He didn't want to let go of the condo; he said he liked being so close to the beach. He was unhappy in West Virginia and told her every chance he could.
Ultimately, to pacify him, Kelly came back to Florida, giving up her hotel job in West Virginia.
"Kelly only talked to me once about Dave's behavior," Catherine said. "She told me that he was very loud and abusive and that she thought he would hit her. I said 'you have to leave him, he's just not right mentally'...
She never spoke to me about him again."