The murder of Ericka Megan Sharpton may be one step closer to being solved, as authorities have finally acknowledged potential suspects. It's hard to get hopes up in cases like these, but it's important to hold onto hope that justice will be served in this horrendous case. Sharpton was murdered over 40 days ago; her body set aflame and left to burn in a grassy area at the side of a country road in Tennessee. The 24-year-old woman was found by a driver in the early morning hours of July 3rd of this year, bringing a heartbreaking end to a very brief missing persons search. So what's next?
The sheriff of Franklin County, Tim Fuller, claims that there is a possible break in the case, in the form of potential suspects. He claims a mobile home was searched between Manchester and Tullahoma by the guidance of cadaver dogs. He wouldn't clarify on the details, but it's apparent that these pooches did their jobs in leading detectives in a promising direction.
Megan Sharpton was a nursing student, much like missing coed Holly Bobo who vanished in a town under three hours away from this slain woman. Both were young, pretty and devoted to their studies in the nursing field. It would be interesting to determine whether or not these two cases are connected.
One thing is for certain in this horrendous case; the person who murdered Sharpton wanted to make a statement. She was beaten to death before her body was set on fire. This was a rage killing done in a manner so as to blatantly leave her on display. Was the killer sending a message?
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