Discussion in '1980's Missing' started by Doyle, Dec 12, 2003.
Passing through bump.... :-(
I want this case solved so badly.
Interesting article about Shannon. There was a comment made in 2012 from someone who was playing with Shannon when she was taken. I hope police saw that and contacted that person.
I am VERY local to this case obviously, and I can assure you all of the children were talked to. My youngest daughter's best friend's mom was also there that day and has been questioned extensively.
Bumping for shannon
Justice for Shannon Sherrill.
Penton will be in jail for the rest of his life.
I found that he'd been "charged" related to Shannon's disappearance, but nothing after that.
Nothing about charges being dismissed.
Nothing about him being acquitted.
Nothing about it being a wild-goose-chase.
Nothing past being charged. Nothing at all related to Shannon after that.
Penton is on Murderpedia and it describes another girl (Christi Meeks) who also disappeared playing hide-and-seek who turned up murdered. She was in Texas. He pleaded guilty to her murder, along with the murders of two other TX girls.
Meeks' father sounded like he thought Penton pleaded guilty to save himself from Death Row and doesn't necessarily think that he is the one who killed his daughter.
The link to Penton in Shannon's case came from an informant in Ohio (Jeffrey Sunnycalb) and it doesn't sound like Shannon's father's PI believes him 100% either.
Penton's Murderpedia profile
A story from Kokomo about Shannon that mentions Penton, Sunnycalb and Donna Walker
Bumping for Shannon
Bumping for Shannon. Prayers for her family
Bumping for Shannon, someone somewhere knows what happened to this little child.
She's out there somewhere.
This is why he should have been made to allocute, to remove all doubt. I assume he didn't or her father wouldn't have doubts.
SHANNON MARIE SHERRILL
October 15, 1986
Date of Birth:
August 12, 1980
She has a 4" scar on her abdomen, pierced ears, and is extremely shy.
She was wearing a white dress with blue trim, and no socks or shoes.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. Her photo is shown age-progressed to 30 years. She was last seen at 1:30 p.m. playing hide and seek in her yard in the 600 block of Plum Street in Thorntown, Indiana on October 15, 1986 with several other children. She disappeared from behind her trailer and has never been heard from again. Bloodhounds traced her scent to a nearby cornfield and cemetery, then lost the trail. Her case remains unsolved.
Thorntown Police Department: 317-436-7677
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
BC30563 or 86-143
Cold Cases's photo.
Cold Cases's photo.
I recently completed reading the Steve Jackson book, "Bogeyman", and decided to map out Penton's abduction and "dump sites" for each of the crimes he's convicted of. It's probably just another observation that would be ignored in a folder somewhere, but Penton always seemed to travel north east after each abduction.
Justice for Shannon Sherrill. She's out there somewhere, and the people who know where she is are likely still alive, too. Her family deserves to know where their child is.
just read Shannon's case. Bumping for her as we approach 30 years. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this were the year. My heart goes out to her family.
She and my oldest daughter were the same age. I know a couple of Shannon's family members.
Thirty years missing on this day. It was a warm and sunny, beautiful October afternoon today, as it was that day thirty years ago when Shannon was last seen. The sky is a completely different shade of azure blue. Little kids played outdoors. Farmers harvested their corn and soybeans. Shannon went out to play with her friends, and never returned.
Justice for Shannon.
Bumping for Shannon. Where did you go little girl?