Death of Swifton man officially ruled...

Death of Swifton man officially ruled suicide

There are 31 comments on the Newport Independent story from May 17, 2006, titled Death of Swifton man officially ruled suicide. In it, Newport Independent reports that:

On Thursday, May 4, at approximately 5:49 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received a call in reference to a subject that was found hanged.

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Chrystal

Phoenix, AZ

#1 May 20, 2006
Hmmmmm....That's a tough one. It very well could've been sucide, but then again, Swifton is getting as bad as Newport....could've just as well been foul play.
DONNA

Little Rock, AR

#2 Sep 15, 2006
Chrystal wrote:
Hmmmmm....That's a tough one. It very well could've been sucide, but then again, Swifton is getting as bad as Newport....could've just as well been foul play.
SWIFTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY BAD. SOMEONE I KNEW FROM SWIFTON SHOT HER DAD. SHE BURIED HIM THEN DUG HIM UP AND BURIED HIM SOMEWHERE ELSE.
eddie cheshier

Sherman, TX

#3 Dec 5, 2006
What was the guys name that was found dead.
Anon

Georgetown, TX

#5 Jan 22, 2009
i havea guess
COBBLE

United States

#6 Jan 23, 2009
DONNA wrote:
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SWIFTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY BAD. SOMEONE I KNEW FROM SWIFTON SHOT HER DAD. SHE BURIED HIM THEN DUG HIM UP AND BURIED HIM SOMEWHERE ELSE.
MAYBE SHE JUST LIKE TO DIG HOLES
GET-R-DONE

United States

#7 Jan 23, 2009
he probably read the tuckerman topix about all the police officer getting fired,and it made him depressed
thz

Lake Charles, LA

#8 Oct 28, 2009
GET-R-DONE wrote:
he probably read the tuckerman topix about all the police officer getting fired,and it made him depressed
His name was Shelby Thompson
Jess

Tipton, IA

#9 Nov 9, 2009
Shelby Thompson was my cousin. Terrible what happened to him.
NOU

Lake Charles, LA

#10 Nov 10, 2009
eddie cheshier wrote:
What was the guys name that was found dead.
i lol'd
NOU

Lake Charles, LA

#11 Nov 10, 2009
DONNA wrote:
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SWIFTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY BAD. SOMEONE I KNEW FROM SWIFTON SHOT HER DAD. SHE BURIED HIM THEN DUG HIM UP AND BURIED HIM SOMEWHERE ELSE.
no i lol'd at this one. just clicked the wrong reply button. bahah xD
curious

Knoxville, IA

#13 Nov 14, 2009
Can anyone tell me more of the story about Shelby Thompson ? I've been trying to find info on this subject for years and haven't been able to find out anything, not even an obit. He was married to my mothers cousin for years before the marriage that he was murdered in. I've never heard the whole story.
Michele Vandergriff

Knoxville, IA

#15 Nov 15, 2009
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can you take a guess why his step-daughter shot him???
Probably can but I'm looking for the whole story I was really young when he was part of my family didn't really know him we lived in MO at the time and I never heard any rumors of nasty stuff going on.
just me

United States

#16 Nov 16, 2009
curious wrote:
Can anyone tell me more of the story about Shelby Thompson ? I've been trying to find info on this subject for years and haven't been able to find out anything, not even an obit. He was married to my mothers cousin for years before the marriage that he was murdered in. I've never heard the whole story.
You can ask 10 people the whole story and will get 10 different stories. My ex in-laws swore that it was absolutely horrible what happened to him. I personally knew the shooter and a lot of the key witnesses. The point of the matter is that she went to prison and served her time. I honestly hope that Cricket is doing well. She was a wonderful person.
Michele V

Knoxville, IA

#17 Nov 17, 2009
I just can't figure out why I can't find any newspaper articles or anything about what happened. I know what I was told but it was just minimal information. This has bothered me for years. I was at my aunts house the day they called to tell her he had been found. All I know was that he went missing and was found dead and the step daughter was charged with murder. Maybe its just morbid curiosity but he was a member of my family for quite a few years and I would really like to know what happened to him.
just me

Charleston, WV

#18 Nov 18, 2009
Michele V wrote:
I just can't figure out why I can't find any newspaper articles or anything about what happened. I know what I was told but it was just minimal information. This has bothered me for years. I was at my aunts house the day they called to tell her he had been found. All I know was that he went missing and was found dead and the step daughter was charged with murder. Maybe its just morbid curiosity but he was a member of my family for quite a few years and I would really like to know what happened to him.
respond back to this with your e-mail address and I will tell you what I know.
just me

United States

#21 Nov 20, 2009
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Cricket shot Shelby with a rifle so he went fast. He did not suffer anything like the girls in that family did for years. She should have shot her mother while she was at it for letting the abuse happen.
I don't know if she should have shot her mother also, she was a victim as well. But when push came to shove, Cricket did what she felt had to be done so the abuse would not continue as he threatened it would.
just me

United States

#23 Nov 23, 2009
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Yes her mother testified she knew it was going on and Shelby told her what he was going to do the very first time and Joann just sat there and let it happen. A mother DOG would do more to protect one of it's pups than what Joann did for her children.
Well I just hope that everyone else is doing well now 20+ years later. And if you are reading this Cricket you can e-mail me at [email protected], I am Debbie's little sister.

Since: Nov 09

Vilonia, AR

#24 Nov 28, 2009
I'm sorry to dredge up bad feelings. All I intended to do was get some background concerning my family history. Not blaming or condemning anyone, just wanted to know what happened or if anyone could tell me where I might find some info, such as newspaper articles or an obit.
OMG

Lake Charles, LA

#25 Jan 19, 2010
Oh my god, didnt he work at the prison....I talked to him online once or twice, he seemed like a nice guy, what happened to him? And when did this happen?

Since: Nov 09

Pineville, LA

#26 Jan 19, 2010
OMG wrote:
Oh my god, didnt he work at the prison....I talked to him online once or twice, he seemed like a nice guy, what happened to him? And when did this happen?
No you must be thinking of someone else. The Shelby Thompson I am asking about was murdered about 20 years ago. He was my cousin and I am trying to get information regarding the details surrounding this event. Apparently this is a taboo subject in the area. No one wants to talk about it.

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