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Oklahoma's Cold Case Files: Sheila Sharp

Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-12 10:19:51-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police said Sheila Sharp left her home in 2006.

It happened on Valentine’s Day. Her family left in tears on what should have been a night filled with joy and love. Sharp never came home.

Her family filed a missing persons report desperate to find her. Fast forward to October 2011 and her family and police learned what happened to her.

“From what I understand, a dog had found a human foot and so that brought investigators out looking for it and they ended up draining the pond to see what was inside there,” said Tulsa Police Homicide Lt. Brandon Watkins.

Tulsa Public Works was called to drain the pond and that’s when they discovered a Ford Expedition. They found the remains of Sheila Sharp inside.

The medical examiner listed her manner of death as a homicide.

“Detectives at the time had a good suspect but did not have enough to arrest. It was believed that the suspect at the time was a man who had a relationship with her, but unfortunately that doesn’t appear that it has progressed,” said Watkins.

However, police said there simply wasn't enough evidence to link that person to Sharp’s disappearance and death.

“Investigators have been working it as a murder ever since that time and unfortunately, even just a few years ago they were asking for help from the public and if there was somebody out there that knew the man who was in a relationship with her and could help us out but unfortunately that hasn’t panned out so far,” said Watkins.

Tulsa police believe Sharp may have been killed before her SUV went into the pond.

Officers said this is an unusual case and they desperately want to solve it and bring closure to her family.

Anyone with information on the disappearance and death of Sheila Sharp can call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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