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  1. #1
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    Aug 2015

    WV - Sheila Wears Pierce, 24, Point Pleasant, 24 June 1978

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    Sheila Gail Wears Pierce

    Case Classification: Missing
    Missing Since: June 24, 1978
    Location Last Seen: Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
    Physical Description

    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance
    Date of Birth: July 3, 1954
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 yrs
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height at Time of Disappearance: 5' 7
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: 120 lbs
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
    Dentals: Unknown
    Fingerprints: Unknown
    DNA: Unknown
    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: Blue blouse with white straps and faded blue jeans
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown
    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Sheila was 24 years old on date of missing (06/24/1978).
    Investigating Agency(s)

    If you have any information about this case please contact;Agency Name: West Virginia State Police
    Agency Contact Person: Sgt. E. B. Starcher
    Agency Phone Number: (304)-675-0850

    Agency Case Number: Unknown
    NCIC Case Number: N/A
    NamUs Case Number: MP #16986
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2015
    Sheila Gail Wears Pierce

    Distinguishing Characteristics: A Tattoo. A rash from metal allergy. (Allergic to metal and will develop a skin rush if she touches metal)

    Details of Disappearance
    Sheila was last seen at 3:30 pm in Point Pleasant on June 24, 1978. She left her house (1400 block of Kanawha Street) to walk to the shop-a minute downtown. Her wallet was located in the Ohio River, miles from where she was last seen. Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to murdering her, but was not convicted of her murder because there was no evidence.


    Her DNA is now available

    DNA Status:
    Sample submitted - Tests complete

  3. #3
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    Mar 2015
    Sheila Wears Pierce of Point Pleasant West Virginia

    Posted: 20 Jul 2002 12:36AM

    I am searching for information about Sheila Wears married to Chuck Pierce in Point Pleasant West Virgina in the early 1970's.
    From what I am told Sheila went missing sometime around 1976.
    I have been told serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to murdering her, but was not convicted of her murder because the was no evidence. I have tried to look up info in the Point Pleasant paper, but since I have no exact date I can't find a published story. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Sheila or know the dates of her disappearance please respond.

    Posted: 30 Jul 2003 12:46AM

    Hi Marsha,
    I am the sister -in-law of Sheila's uncle . We all have been
    trying to find info about her disappearance. My sister has
    been very involved in the case. Also, the year Shelia went
    missing was 1978 around Dec. I think.
    There is a police officer in Pt. Pleasant who is looking for
    answers. You may want to contact him. His name is Eddie
    Starcher.If you gain any info or have any more clues that
    would help, please keep me posted.
    Henry Lucas did confess and though he did know certain
    details such where Shelias' tatto was located and and a
    rash from being touched by metal, she was allergic to any
    metal, even the snaps on her jeans. He didn't know other
    details, so it wasn't enough to go for a convictiion. Good
    luck on your search..Our family wants very much to learn
    anything about Shelia's whereabouts. We need that closure.

    Posted: 30 Jul 2003 10:23PM

    Is it true that Henry Lee Lucus was at the Pierce family reunion with someone named Knuckles? I know that the Wears family is related to the Knuckles family as your Great Grandma Ida's mother was a Knuckles, but that doesn't say why he was there for the Pierce side. Just curious. I heard that her billfold was found in the river a year after her disappearance. Someone sent me a clipping if you want to see it let me know. I will send it to you.

    Posted: 20 Mar 2013 08:25AM

    My Name is Brooklyn. I want you to know my grandmother is Altta Glover and I believe she was related to Shelia, awhile back I seen her picture and asked my grandma who she was and she told me her story. A few weeks later they showed a reconstuction on wsaz and though a few differences the women looked a lot like her, the dates where messed up but you never no try to give them a call maybe they can do some kind of DNA testing. Good Luck.


  4. #4
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    Mar 2015
    In 2012 numerous articles stated that LE is comparing Sheila to Belle in the Well Jane Doe found in April 1981 in Ohio.

    Belle in the Well JD Namus: https://identifyus.org/cases/6259
    (239 rule outs, and if I see correctly Sheila is not rule out yet)

    In June of last year, the county coroner’s office exhumed the remains of the woman who had been buried in an unmarked grave off Homeless Road in the early 1980s, the county’s only unidentified missing person. The woman’s body, which had been weighted down with a concrete block and thrown in a well near Dobbstown, was found by children playing in the area.

    At the time she was found, the body was so decomposed that authorities could not determine if it was male or female, much less identify who it was. That was in 1981, before DNA matching was commonplace and databases created. Authorities theorized the body could have been put there as early as 1979.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2015
    Sheila's Topix - http://www.topix.com/forum/city/poin...J5QIAFRKOBVDA1

    Obit, of Sheila Wears Pierce - http://familysforthemissing.blogspot...rs-pierce.html
    (unfortunately, for some reason I can read comments posted there)

  6. #6
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    Mar 2015
    "Recently, someone linked to the events of 1967 wrote me, sending along clippings about her cousin, Wes Wears. Wears received a medal for his heroic acts saving people while working on an ice boat in the Ohio River, after the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge.

    The correspondent noted that Wesley Franklin Wears of Point Pleasant suffered a heart attack after his heroics and never fully recovered. He lived only until August 1972, dying when he was only 42. His oldest son Thomas died in a tragic car accident in Mason County, West Virginia, shortly after his fatherís death.

    Wesí daughter Sheila Wears Pierce went missing in 1977. She was never found. Her wallet was located in the Ohio River, miles from where she was last seen. Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to her murder, but was not tried for that offense. (Lucasí confessions may have been mere fictions, of course.)"


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