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03-29-2009, 11:01 PM #1
OK - Sheila Deviney, killed in trailer fire in Maysville, Jan 2004
This is a young woman from my home town. I knew her family but as she was years younger than me I only knew who she was. She died in a house fire AFTER she took her kids to school. Later, LE released that the fire was set intentionally with acclerants and were even on her clothes. She had told friends/family that she knew someone was following her in the days before. She was also going through a custody battle with ex husband. This was in 2004 and all I planned to do was link the cold case here BUT I can't even find a link ANYWHERE. I can't even find her obituary....I feel like I must be crazy but did find this:
Started: Jan 19 2004 11:08pm PST
Jan 6,2004 Shelia has passed away .Jan 6th,after taking her children to school she returned home when something terrible happened.A fire in her mobile home took her life still unsure what happened.It is so sad that her babies will have to grow up with out there mommy.Please keep her babies and family in prayer.She is loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
This is on classmates and I remembered seeing it back in 2004. How does a cold case become non-existent??? It is not on OSBI...I looked. It is not on FBI either. I would know if this crime was solved. Can anyone explain how someone who died tragically and that I KNOW was SUSPICIOUS and you can't even google it?
I need to add that her married name was Hendrix. But I think she returned to her maiden name after divorce.
Last edited by easttexas; 03-29-2009 at 11:05 PM. Reason: more infoJustice for Sheila Deviney, Chandra Turner and Tom Horton, the Garvin County 3!!!!
04-03-2009, 09:47 PM #2Registered User
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- Nov 2005
- Southwestern Maine is home but I'm not there nearly often enough
One possibility is a judge issuing an injunction banning anything from the case be published at the request of a concerned party but that is quite unusual and the ban would not typically apply outside the state, which I assume is Texas in this case, unless issued by a federal circuit judge, but I don't how this suspicious death matter would be under federal jurisdiction. It's intriguing indeed.
04-04-2009, 01:53 PM #3Live Laugh Love
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do you still live in that town can you go to the local le in that town and say u were good friends with her and you want to find closure or something on her death and was looking for info but cannot find anything
04-07-2009, 07:31 AM #4
Here is a link to a 2006 story from a local paper, so at least you know you arent crazy---
and a follow-up article---
04-10-2009, 09:18 PM #5
Thank you for finding this. I thought I searched the Democrat but didn't get anything. I really didn't know this young lady. I knew her ex-husband. I worked with him for maybe a year while he was still in high school. And I know they were in a battle for custody of the children during the time of her death. I don't like that. I hope they don't give up on this case.
Thank you all for looking for any info for me.
Last edited by easttexas; 04-10-2009 at 09:18 PM. Reason: clarifyingJustice for Sheila Deviney, Chandra Turner and Tom Horton, the Garvin County 3!!!!
04-12-2009, 04:48 PM #6
You're very welcome. I know all too well what's it like, remembering a few details of a case but not being able to find any info. That's what got the ball rolling on the 'Missing in WV/Sodder Family' case. Sometimes all we can do is put out what little info we have and hope someone can come up with something.
08-02-2010, 06:56 AM #7
Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation the Sheila Deviney Murder Case
Tonight's topic is the case of Sheila Deviney.
On January 6, 2004, the burned body of Sheila Deviney was discovered. In 2006, after a grand jury investigation her death was changed from "accidental" to homicide. According to the State Fire Investigators report several fires were started in various locations within the home.
The day before the fire Sheila Deviney was in family court with her former husband Tyson Hendrix. Between orders of protection, verbal threats of murder, warrants for failure to pay child support and custody of the children, the motive points to only one person.
Show starts at 9:00 PM Eastern. You can listen HERE!
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After the show we will be discussing Sheila's case right here
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08-02-2010, 08:17 AM #8
If you want to do some reading up on this case before the radio program, here is a good link, including a picture of Sheila and her children:
I like to put a face to a name/ story. I was not familiar with this case.
And here is Susan Murphy-Milanos Journal website:
Last edited by AbbieNormal; 08-02-2010 at 08:23 AM.
Rest in Peace, Robbi 1980-2012
08-02-2010, 10:56 AM #9
Tonight on Blog Talk Radio Susan Murhpy-Milano, Sheryl McCollum and Holly Hughes will be discussing Sheila's case.
Listen here and then come back to Websleuths to discuss the case.
08-02-2010, 01:06 PM #10
I hadn't read or heard about the eyewtiness statements in the link above....very suspicious if you ask me!Justice for Sheila Deviney, Chandra Turner and Tom Horton, the Garvin County 3!!!!
08-02-2010, 03:15 PM #11
Also, if I were reading the link in my previous post and not knowing different, I would assume that he played football for OU. He went to Cameron University in Lawton, OK. Not saying that he wasn't a star in that university (small 5000 students) but not a huge football star by OK standards. JMO
Last edited by easttexas; 08-02-2010 at 08:47 PM. Reason: clarifyingJustice for Sheila Deviney, Chandra Turner and Tom Horton, the Garvin County 3!!!!
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08-02-2010, 09:41 PM #12
This case is unbelievable! If you didn't get a chance to listen to the show live, please take an hour and listen to this! It's heartbreaking to hear the family and friends tell of this crime.
Sheila Deviney and her children deserve justice!
08-02-2010, 09:57 PM #13
My jaw is on the floor listening to this case.
We need to ask the family to join too and see if we can get some of those documents up on the forum.
08-02-2010, 10:05 PM #14
Absolutely shocking and unreal. I hope this cold case is unlocked and solved and the POS who did this to her is put away for a good long time.
Wonder how he treats the woman he is with now? You'de think she would be scared witless!!!
Rest in Peace, Robbi 1980-2012
08-02-2010, 10:06 PM #15
When I read in one of the links above that a friend helped TH remove items from the trailer....I thought....hmmmm and tonight Susan said it was his brother ( don't know which one...he has 2) I said bingo!Justice for Sheila Deviney, Chandra Turner and Tom Horton, the Garvin County 3!!!!
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