"She said, 'If somebody doesn't let me in, he's going to find me and he's going to kill me,'" Tharp also told another local outlet, KCTV5, which noted that witnesses said the woman had gone door-to-door frantically looking for help.
"My grandma said she had a metal collar around her neck pretty tight," she said, per KCTV5.
"It was restricting her breathing," Tharp added. "She had ligature marks on her wrists. She could tell she was pretty weak. She brought her inside and gave her some food and wrapped a blanket around her."
Lisa Johnson, another neighbor, told KCTV5, "Her face was bound, and she had taken that off."
"She had some kind of collar device on," Johnson said. "She told me that she was being held and that the person she was being held by lived up the street."
Per KSHB, Johnson noted the victim appeared to be malnourished, not weighing more than 100 pounds. Johnson also said that the device on the victim's neck appeared to be some kind of shock collar.