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

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  1. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Blue-light rapist dies in prison of covid-19
    Convict, 54, assaulted women in ’90s


    May 15, 2020

    "Robert Todd Burmingham, dubbed the "blue-light rapist" who was accused by his victims of using flashing blue lights to pull them over, died Wednesday while serving a life term at the Cummins prison, officials said.

    A Pulaski County coroner's report released Thursday states that Burmingham, 54, had tested positive for covid-19 and had been admitted to UAMS Medical Center. Gov. Asa Hutchinson confirmed at a Thursday news conference that Burmingham had covid-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus...."

    Blue-light rapist dies in prison of covid-19
     
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    Lights out.
    May 15 2020
    ''Robert Todd Burmingham, otherwise known as the blue-light rapist, has died in prison from COVID-19. He was in the hospital for about 3 weeks before he died.''
     
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  4. HowardF.Beale

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    She used to babysit my sister and I. She went to Calvary Baptist Church. I was Skips grandson. This case is not unsolved. His name is Willie Pole. It's his nickname, but he is still living in walnut Grove. He was a customer of ours at our shop. We ran him off because of how he kept talking about the girls that worked there. I was riding with him to listen to a noise in his truck. He told me all about some "young pussy he had that wouldn't listen". I immediately thought of Shondra. I asked him what her name was and he said "Shondra May". He said he made her listen. He did it. I don't know if that's his actual name, but that's what everyone called him.
     
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    Have you told this to Scott County Sheriff?
     
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  7. Quill

    Quill Well-Known Member

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    It would be interesting to see where he lived in 1986. He would have been around age 27 back then if my math is correct. But honestly, I think they have an idea of who did it. They just can't prove it.
     
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  9. ArmChairDetective13

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    Maybe you're thinking about the case of Chandra Fehler? Happened very close to Shondra's home and where her car was found.
     
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  10. FullFace&AMurderCase

    FullFace&AMurderCase Just a woman that loves makeup and true crime

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    would you be willing to talk through email?
     
  11. Quill

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    Did you mean this for me or for @HowardF.Beale?
     
  12. JohnT

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    I was locked up with Karl Strahan at Mississippi state penitentiary. If you want my opinion of him...hes a sick individual that hasnt changed. While your discussing if he did this crime hes probably going to be paroled because the burl cain is going to help him because he completed bible college. We should be calling the parole board to help keep him off the streets. Trust me this man hasnt changed. Anyone who can kidnap a lil girl and hold her like that and then try to be a hero in the end?? Remember this man was already a man of god supposively. He hasnt changed and he should definately be looked at as a prime suspect in any unsolved cases in the area. Sick man
     
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    Thirty-five years today... justice excessively slow in coming... if ever.
     
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    She has been on my mind all month. Still praying for justice for Shondra. My heart goes out to you @trmay626 .
     
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    BBM

    WLBT story posted yesterday.

    3 On Your Side Investigates: 1986 disappearance of Shondra May still unsolved
     
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    Mississippi Cold Case: The Murder of Shondra May[​IMG]
    Shondra May (Photo credit: www.wlbt.com)

    ''Shondra May arrived home from school at her usual time on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 4, 1986. The 17-year-old did her homework, then ate dinner with her mother before getting ready to go to her part-time job at a McDonald’s restaurant in Forest, Mississippi.''
     
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    I wonder if there would be any possibility of obtaining touch DNA from the materials found with the body. There might be some on the adhesive of the packing tape used to strangle her.
     
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    I wonder that, too. I guess her being found in water would wreak havoc with that, but I continue to hope that the evidence was preserved. Modern technology is solving a lot of these cold cases that occurred prior to the technology.
     
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    Bumping
     
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    I would expect that packing tape would be an excellent material to get DNA from, assuming any of the sticky side was exposed and the killer wasn’t wearing gloves. Even in water I think that it would still be a good chance. If that’s the most that they have they should probably think about using a more advanced private lab though, or else they may risk using up all the DNA in testing and possibly not being able to get a good enough profile to upload.
     
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