sharon blankenbeckler murder

sharon blankenbeckler murder

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Just wondering

Knoxville, TN

#1 Nov 12, 2011
I recently read an article about the Sharon Blankenbeckler murder in the 1970s does anyone have any news or comments about this. It was sadly never solved?
here is the article webpage http://cindygoff.blogspot.com/2011/11/murder-...
Memories

Chilhowie, VA

#2 Nov 12, 2011
This brought back a lot of old memories. She was a good friend of my brothers and was at our house frequently. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. I hope one day justice will be served for her. My husband and I were told by one of the deputies that worked this case that they did know who killed her but could not get enough evidence to convict them. Hopefully someone will slip up one day and this will be solved.
CottonEye

Burlington, VT

#3 Nov 14, 2011
I too have heard they knew who killed her, more than just the police knew from what I gathered. I do know for a fact that they did have to guard her body, due to threats of theft. How I know this, I would rather not air here. I know the Blankenbecklers, and the loss they suffered tore them all to shreds. It has never been forgotten, and will never be forgotten by them, or anyone that knew her. I would love to see this case reopen, with the science we have today, and let Sharon, her family, friends, and all those that knew her have closure. I know people were and may still be afraid of those that did this, I just wish there was something that could be done- even after all these years.
oops

Chilhowie, VA

#4 Nov 14, 2011
I heard years ago that they found one of her earrings in a juvenile judges car floorboard and the other was still in her ear.
CottonEye

Burlington, VT

#5 Nov 14, 2011
I too heard that. I also heard that the rope she was tied with, her hair brush and some of her belongings were found in a local mans vehicle...but yet no proof to tie him to it. All just hearsay, and I would never mention names for that reason. I would love to see this case reinvestigated.
CHILHOWIE SUX

Hurt, VA

#6 Nov 30, 2011
CALL AMERICAS MOST WANTED. Got to start somewhere and I hope the low life is caught..
duhduh

Knoxville, TN

#7 Dec 9, 2011
That murder was solved, don't know if anything was ever done about it, but one boy who was involved, his conscience bothered him years later he confessed and he wasn't the murderer but was with the person.

The man who ran down the car, and killed one teen-age girl, and injured the other in the car he run over. The girl who survived said there was no way of escaping the man, he was drunk and she tended to think it was deliberate. The rumors flew about that, and a death he was earlier associated with.He paid for that crime.
I remember the murder, and remember the rumors. One other unsolved case was the lady at the convenience store on #11, they never did find her killer.
dont think so

Knoxville, TN

#8 Dec 13, 2011
duhduh wrote:
That murder was solved, don't know if anything was ever done about it, but one boy who was involved, his conscience bothered him years later he confessed and he wasn't the murderer but was with the person.
The man who ran down the car, and killed one teen-age girl, and injured the other in the car he run over. The girl who survived said there was no way of escaping the man, he was drunk and she tended to think it was deliberate. The rumors flew about that, and a death he was earlier associated with.He paid for that crime.
I remember the murder, and remember the rumors. One other unsolved case was the lady at the convenience store on #11, they never did find her killer.
the Blankenbeckler murder was not solved, this theory is just rumor the same as many other rumors about this case, it has never been oficially solved or no one was arrested or prosecuted.
as far as the lady on hwy 11, Micheal Reeves was thought to have killed this lady but not enough evidence could be found to charge him, the mo fit other murders that he committed around the same time. he is serving on death row in NC for the other murders and attempted murder.
curious

Richmond, VA

#9 Sep 25, 2013
dan kegley with the paper wrote an article about this in 1/2012. in the article chip shuler stated the forensics lab would take a look at the evidence for this case. does anyone know if that happened?
Union Jack

Glade Spring, VA

#10 Oct 4, 2013
Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole confessed to this, however Lucas confessed to ALOT of murders but they were in the area at that time.
Union Jack

Glade Spring, VA

#11 Oct 4, 2013
They did not solve the murder of the NP who was found murdered in her home on Old Stage road, the disappearance of the Billings man, and unless someone puts some pressure on the police, bet the only place you'll hear about it, is a site like this.

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