60 years later, gang leader's slaying still unsolved

Oct 23, 2007 Full story: Journal Star 1,182

“Shelton, 60 (actually, he was 59), was blasted out of a Jeep by machine-gun slugs fired by the gunmen from a black Sedan on a country road near his rich farmlands”

Few Peorians likely recognize the once-infamous name. Even fewer recall the swift and violent end of Carl Shelton as he traveled near Fairfield. via Journal Star

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Anna

United States

#1197 Oct 19, 2012
Great points, all of them -- and I totally agree. Still looking for additional information -- statements, artifacts, copies of things... anythine, really.
why why

Vandalia, MO

#1198 Oct 20, 2012
How about one of the guns, that was used. Wonder what it would be worth now?
Anna

United States

#1199 Oct 24, 2012
Artifacts are mostly gone. Sometimes things turn up -- I have a line on a few of them but they're in the hands of people in the region. It will be up to them what they want to do with them. Statements and other items, though, should be available and can be copied. I would like to ascertain the truth and, for this, statements are invaluable..
scd

Morris, IL

#1200 Nov 24, 2012
Alan wrote:
<quoted text>I sure would like to talk to you more about the days of the Sheltons and Charley Harris. Is it possible I could get your phone # or email address. My email is: hotball123@charter.net Thanks Alan
There is a house that is said to be part of the shelton gang in Cisne, IL I have a pic of is this the same house my father grew up in fairfield as well.
Farm boy

Catlin, IL

#1201 Nov 25, 2012
scd wrote:
<quoted text>There is a house that is said to be part of the shelton gang in Cisne, IL I have a pic of is this the same house my father grew up in fairfield as well.
If it's the one I think it is, it is uninhabited now. People that try to live in it experience gunfire thru the house. Any one know if it's the brick house about a mile east of Cisne on the North side of route 45?
toby

Effingham, IL

#1203 Dec 1, 2012
Farm boy wrote:
<quoted text>
If it's the one I think it is, it is uninhabited now. People that try to live in it experience gunfire thru the house. Any one know if it's the brick house about a mile east of Cisne on the North side of route 45?
It was Dalta Sheltons house.
Anna

United States

#1204 Dec 1, 2012
When you say they 'experience gunfire' are you saying that people still shoot at it? Or that they claim to be hearing paranormal sounds?
RE J

Duluth, GA

#1205 Mar 5, 2013
A family member farming ground next to Roy Shelton was working on his tractor in the field when Roy was shot. He heard the shot or shots I am not for sure if there was more than 1 shot. He walked to the top of the field to see where the shot came from and he saw Blackie Harris with a gun in hand checking the situation out. Yes, he knew Blackie well since he was part of his family also and was often in his home. He then left the field and walked home because he did not want to start his truck and alert Blackie that someone was in the area because he feared for himself and family. He never came forth with this information to law enforcement but he did discuss this with other family members. This information was passed on to me from my mother I did not hear this from the witness. I do believe it is the correct answer to who did it.
Farm boy

Catlin, IL

#1206 Mar 5, 2013
Anna wrote:
When you say they 'experience gunfire' are you saying that people still shoot at it? Or that they claim to be hearing paranormal sounds?
Actual gun slugs were fired thru the house while they were in it.
Buster

Mount Carmel, IL

#1207 Mar 5, 2013
depending
Buster

Mount Carmel, IL

#1208 Mar 5, 2013
The .351SL proved popular with state police ... this was the Gun and Caliber that killed Roy and Bernie...and also was believed to have been the spent casings Caliber that was in the road north of the bridge where Carl was killed.... It was believed that Blackie Harris had this type of gun 'Rifle' also other Guns that had supposeto have been stolden from from the national Gaurd and state police.
Buster

Mount Carmel, IL

#1209 Mar 5, 2013
as for as who Killed all three mentioned, it to me is a foregone conclusion
Dust

Placentia, CA

#1210 Mar 8, 2013
I worked with a guy that served time with Harris for many years. He claims that Harris killed all of the of the Shelton bros that were gunned down.
Uncle Buds Girl

Normal, IL

#1211 Mar 12, 2013
Ms Ruthie...I can place your family members making trips back to Peoria, Il as far back as the mid too late 1970's. I also have a theory that hasn't been touched upon in this forum to date as to what transpired & why in the murders of your Great-Uncles...as-well-as, what happened to the money & what ever became of Ray Walker.
Ruthie Shelton wrote:
<quoted text>I'm still working on my book. Thanks for asking.
Anna

Garden Valley, CA

#1212 Mar 13, 2013
Uncle Buds Girl wrote:
Ms Ruthie...I can place your family members making trips back to Peoria, Il as far back as the mid too late 1970's. I also have a theory that hasn't been touched upon in this forum to date as to what transpired & why in the murders of your Great-Uncles...as-well-as, what happened to the money & what ever became of Ray Walker.
<quoted text>


I would also be most interested in hearing more on your theories. Within or outside of this forum, of course.
Belchrest

Gainesville, FL

#1213 Mar 13, 2013
Uncle Buds Girl wrote:
Ms Ruthie...I can place your family members making trips back to Peoria, Il as far back as the mid too late 1970's. I also have a theory that hasn't been touched upon in this forum to date as to what transpired & why in the murders of your Great-Uncles...as-well-as, what happened to the money & what ever became of Ray Walker.
<quoted text>
Would love to hear your theory on what happened to the money and Ray Walker--have not been able to find anything out on what happened to him.
Oscar

Mount Carmel, IL

#1214 Mar 14, 2013
Last time anyone seemed have heard from Ray walker was he went to Peoria and failed at taking over Bernies business and his Peoria wife......... any comments anyone??
Oscar

Mount Carmel, IL

#1215 Mar 14, 2013
after he Bernie ,,was slain , of course
Belchrest

Gainesville, FL

#1216 Mar 15, 2013
Oscar wrote:
after he Bernie ,,was slain , of course
Anyone know who "wife" was?
Belchrest

Gainesville, FL

#1217 Mar 15, 2013
Peoria "wife" that is

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