Erika Megan Sharpton Homicide - Quest...

Erika Megan Sharpton Homicide - Questions

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Justice Prevails

Nashville, TN

#1 Jul 24, 2012
First off, even if you commit crimes in the dark or with no one else around, the all knowing and all seeing GOD was there watching and knows your actions and paying your penalty and asking for forgiveness is the only choice you have for your soul.

This was on Nancy Grace last night (07/23/12) and there were some good questions raised but some I thought that should have surfaced.

The biggest questions is this elderly patient she was supposed to meet around that time, which sounded like the first time going there and the phone number that was used to reach this person is no longer in service. That to me sounds like a fake online ad like a craigslist post to meet her and the discard of the phone used for the meeting. When you do an online craigslist ad you typically have to enter in a phone number to verify the authenticity. Couldn't the police have craigslist check their database ads for that phone number match if that's the case? I would think even Sharpton's computer would have a reference to an online posting in cache too.

Ok, next big question...

How did this murderer get away by leaving her car stranded in Normandy at 3 Fork Bridge Road without having another getaway vehicle there to hop into easily. Either there's two people that did this and the other was following behind or meet this person or the vehicle was there but not visible, meaning there are trees right behind Haley Road where you could a car in there and no one would have known it was there, this would leave tire marks in the dirt there so there could be evidence off the pavement I would think.

Ok, next thought on that. If this person didn't have a getaway car / motorcycle hidden there waiting then maybe they are truly on foot wandering and from that 3 Fork Bridge to I-24 is over a 4 hour walk which is doable to hitch hike again.

Ok, now my next thought on hitch hiking. I can't get past the fact that this person readily had gas in a can around midnight in order to use to burn evidence. There aren't many gas stations in the area near Awalt Bridge and not open that late on a Sunday night for a quick I need some gas spur of the moment but too late to mow grass, otherwise check the gas station cameras Sunday afternoon along that path for a person that pumped some gas into a little can and even from a red mustang, her car, if that's the only vehicle this person had.

Is it possible that Megan saw this person walking along side the road carrying a gas can just like the person ran out of gas and with her kind spirit and knowing there aren't any gas stations near picked the person up in her car to help the person out? This would make sense why the person had gas readily available and how the person made contact with Megan. Then that means this person hitch hiked from 3 Fork Bridge Road probably getting into and out of cars waiting for the perfect person to perform this crime on. This is all theory but I just can't believe there wouldn't be a gas can in the persons hands already or stashed somewhere close by the scene of the crime.

I believe that if this person was indeed hitch hiking with a gas can on Sunday along that route that someone would come forward and having seen this person wandering and hitch hiking for gas while holding a red gas can and could give a description and or name used by the person.


Let's get this highly visible and the word out to help Megan and her family be able to find the person responsible and bring to justice.

- Justice Prevails

lifetime citizen

Winchester, TN

#2 Jul 24, 2012
All good points,but my guess is that this wasn't a stranger.I'm sure our law enforcement officers have some pretty good leads and possibly some dna evidence to research.A quick check of violent offenders arrested in the past should yield a pretty interesting list of suspects.

York, PA

#3 Jul 24, 2012
I read this story about a month ago and the heinous nature of it and the victims name being the same as mine have disturbed be so much that I am looking for recent news and I keep hoping to read of an arrest in the case. Justice Prevails- very sound logic. I would certainly hope that investigators have looked into all the avenues that you mentioned and more. I continue to keep the family in my prayers and hope that the evil person or persons responsible for this senseless crime are found and answer for this any day now.

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jul 24, 2012
Are they 100% sure it was gas? All I had heard was an accelerant? and if so,was it for sure in a red gas can? I havent heard these details.
Justice Prevails

Nashville, TN

#5 Jul 24, 2012
@janeswin, all of that is my speculation / thoughts and nothing more but good point. What other type of accelerant would someone carry, lighter fluid I guess? Ok, so instead of a red or blue gas can then maybe a metal lighter fluid can used for starting grills? Where was this can or bottle during the ordeal and if there is only her car in the routes then there was a pickup location to get this or another person involved to drive the getaway car and hand off the accelerant? Ok, the hitch hiker theory as to why the person had an accelerant and how she made contact with a stranger and how there seems to be just the one car, hers, being driven around these drop points is why my speculation lead to the person was hitch hiking South and had the getaway car way North at 3 Fork hidden and waiting. I would be more prone to give a ride to a person with a gas can knowing the closest station is a ways out since they look desperate and have good intentions versus just a person strolling down a back road.

Winchester, TN

#6 Jul 25, 2012
I saw this on Nancy Grace and was disappointed Nancy herself wasn't doing this particular episode. I was also disappointed in Rita Cosby's war of words during the show with the attorney.

Justice you do bring up some valid points that I'm sure are being looked into. I, too, think it is someone local that did this. I also think there's someone that knows something and they need to come forward so this family can get the justice they deserve.

I think it's interesting that the boyfriend didn't completely pass the polygraph........

They stated on the show that the road she was found on was BUSY.........Seriously? at 1:30 in the morning, Awalt rd. is THAT busy?!?!
More Facts

Winchester, TN

#7 Jul 25, 2012
Itdoesntmatter wrote:
They stated on the show that the road she was found on was BUSY.........Seriously? at 1:30 in the morning, Awalt rd. is THAT busy?!?!
Not too much traffic at all late at night. Some what consistent traffic from about 5:00 AM until 9:00 PM but never busy. I feel strongly that the gas may be the key; no one carries gas with them.
Justice Prevails

Nashville, TN

#8 Aug 9, 2012
Here are some very recent news / cases that are strikingly similar to Sharpton's. Please continue to get the word out!


[16-year-old girl pulled into white van, escapes]

"When a man in a white van pulled up and asked her if she needed a ride.

According to the incident report, after the girl replied no, the man reached across the passenger seat, pulled the girl into the van by her hair and drove off.

A block later, police said the girl was able to hit the man, kick open the door and jump out.

Police were called after the teen walked to her home about a mile away.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with a muscular build and brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts and dark sunglasses."


There could be some similarities in this case with Sharpton's. Man fakes a fall and needs help.. then strikes her on the head and she blacks out.


"According to police, the teen said that she had dropped a friend off after church in the Buchanon Drive neighborhood and as she turned onto Allen-Griffey Rd she saw a man walking and then falling down on the road. When the teen got out of her car to help the man, he jumped up and attacked her. The girl ran away and got back into her car, but police said the man got into the passenger side of the car."

"Police said the teenager tried to drive away, but the man grabbed the steering wheel causing the vehicle to crash into a field. After the car stopped the victim told police that the man began tearing apart the vehicle and yelling and struck her in the head, causing her to black out."

- Justice Prevails

Manchester, TN

#9 Aug 12, 2012
More Facts wrote:
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Not too much traffic at all late at night. Some what consistent traffic from about 5:00 AM until 9:00 PM but never busy. I feel strongly that the gas may be the key; no one carries gas with them.
Maybe she had gas in her car already in case she ran out?

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