MS MS - Shondra May, 17, Forest, 4 Feb 1986

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  1. Quill

    Quill Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Any updates on your attempts to do a podcast on Shondra's case? I know its not nearly as old, but Culpable podcast about the Christian Andreacchio case sure has rattled a lot of cages in Mississippi.
     
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    I would love to know the answer to the DNA question, especially since we are seeing a lot of cold cases being solved based on DNA. However, given the way she was found, I do wonder about the viability of a solid sample being available. I do pray I am wrong and this horrible crime will one day be solved.
     
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    Perhaps the "blue light" theory has some validity after all...wonder where the cop mentioned here is today? Small town, probably was never even looked at.


    EBM MOO BBM
     
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    I'm gonna kindly ask that you leave my families names out of this. I am the daughter of Karl Strahan. And yes what he did do is horrible enough, but he has been cleared of the Shondra May case years ago. I do hope that the family finds justice. But my family had nothing to do with Shondra Mays murder. I've done my own digging even in the Mariah smith abduction for answers to questions I still have. Please respect my wishes. That's all I ask. And H. Rabideau needs to stop obsessing over my family as well as M. Jeffries.

     
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    I am so sorry for your loss. My own sister died of illness years ago and I will never be over it. I hope you find out the truth.
     
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    Interesting comment on this. Wilson Stribling is media with the local NBC affiliate, WLBT in Jackson, MS. I really hope someone is looking into it.

    Like others, I would really like to see this case taken to Cold Justice, but I would settle for a podcast. Any news on that potential podcast? Crickets last time I asked. If still interested, you might find the comment sections interesting @bdmurdersippipod .

    Wilson Stribling WLBT
     
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    Am I correct that her drivers license was missing when she was found? MOO
     
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    Yes. Her driver's license and the large Valentine's card she had purchased were missing from her other belongings that were found in her car.
     
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    Thirty-four years and counting. Would have been fifty-two today.
     
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    The license missing suggests that she could have been “pulled over” and given it to an “officer”. VDay card? Not so sure. MOO
     
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    So very sorry for your loss...happy belated bday Shondra, we will do whatever we can to bring you justice so you can finally Rest In Peace...MOO EBM
     
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    Tough day for you, I am sure. So very sorry for your loss and your family's pain. I hope there is some small comfort in knowing that she is not forgotten. I pray that someone will pay the price while they walk this earth, and if not on this earth, then surely when they meet their maker.

    Would you like to see a show such as Cold Justice or a podcast such as Up and Vanished take on her story?

    That missing card has always intrigued me. Why leave everything else but take that? Probably not important but still.
     
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    Quill,
    I'm for anything that keeps her murder case active and on the forefront of people's minds. My belief is her murder will only be solved as more of the public knows about her murder and push for it to be solved or public opinion puts enough pressure on someone to tell what they know.

    I did receive a phone call from the Scott County Sheriff (Mike Lee) last week about Shondra's case. He is currently pursuing new suspects that have not been previously considered and he is also trying to match DNA evidence to his suspects and former suspects. Mr. Lee's has said previously that one of his priorities was to try his best to solve Shondra's murder case and with him reaching out to my family about her case and him sharing what he is doing and pursuing helps keep the hope alive...
     
  16. Quill

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    I am so glad to hear that the case is so active. I remember Sheriff Lee saying in the media that he is committed to solving this case and am reassured by your news that he is still working it. I don't personally know him, but do know of the family and feel that he is a good man.

    I have sent a few dm's to some social media accounts of Up*and*Vanished and the guy who did the Cu1pable podcast. I only got one response but at least I dropped her name in their inboxes. I think a few cases have been stirred up because it causes people who have become comfortable thinking that the case has been forgotten to become nervous when it all comes back up. Nervous people make mistakes.

    I never knew your sister. I was close in age and lived a county or two away. I had so much in common with her and I guess I felt like if that could happen to her it could also happen to me. It was a very haunting time and very much an innocence lost moment for me. I think this horrible crime took away a certain innocence or insulation that those of us who grew up in small, tight-knit communities had. All I know is that I have never forgotten her. I pray this person has to pay the earthly price for what he has done.

    Thank you for keeping us updated.
     
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    Without mentioning names. Is it known whom the card was for?.......ADD ON. Did she smoke cigarettes? Today I dont know about back then, or there. But the clerk cashier would as k for id. To check to make sure you were old enough to purchase smokes. And if she did smoke, did they find a new pack or a pack with maybe no more than one missing. Newports perhaps. Menthol
     
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    Had to reply to my own comment. Time to edit had expired. There is a chance the card was delivered before hand. Do we know for a fact whom the card was. Did anyone see a name on the card, or is it a assumption whom the card was for
     
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    If I recall, there was a receipt found in her car from the card purchase, which is how they knew there was a card to begin with. I don't recall there being another purchase other than the card but I would have to look that up.

    I think she had a boyfriend who was cleared and if I recall correctly he was never given the card.

    I have answered these questions based on memory without looking back at the official details so any corrections needed are welcomed.
     
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    I went back and read the thread, and all links that are still available. Car found 75 yards or so from house, she found around 80 miles away. Thats at least an hour or two from where the car was found. Thats a long way to travel. Someone had a predetermined place in mind after the abduction. A place they were comfortable with but getting there had to be stressful do to the long distance. She called home, to tell mom she was leaving work and would be home soon. I am wondering if perhaps someone was already parked where her car was found, and she pulled up behind them or in front of them and got out because she recongined the vehicle stopped there. Was there someone band from coming to the house? Someone the family did not want coming to the home any longer? Where she was found she was probably thrown off the bridge into the water with the intent of being washed down river but got caught in some debris. I believe she was killed after getting the 80 miles away, and not soon after abduction. To kill her say at her car and then travel with her 80 miles away is wayyyyy to risky. Her license could have been on her person, hip pocket whatever, that is why i ask about the purchasing of cigs. They asked for id then she just put it in her pocket. But that card missing. I think she gave it to someone. I think this was no stranger abduction, or some serial killer that happened to follow her home and had her stopped 75 yards from her house to kidnap and kill her and leave her 80 miles from her abandoned car. Someone had planned on this premeditated for whatever reason. Was she at one time involved with an older man, much older then she at some time.
     

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