For my friend Kelly, the month of June ended just like any other. She was embracing life. Her oldest daughter had recently given birth to her first grandchild. Her second daughter was enrolled in nursing school. Her twin sons were preparing for their first semester at college in the fall.
On July 1, she received a call. A call that is the worst nightmare for any parent. However, this call took that worst nightmare to depths of Hell.
A motorist had noticed what he thought was a grass fire. Since our area has been extremely dry of late, he turned around to investigate and to contact authorities if need be. What he discovered was something that should only be in the movies or episodes of CSI.
He discovered a body. And that body was on fire.
The body was that of a young woman. Her name was Erika Megan Sharpton. She was the second daughter of my friend, Kelly.
This is the latest article concerning the case.
In an effort to solve this crime, friends and family of Megan have set up a reward fund. If you are so moved, please donate. [Hopefully the link is fixed now!] Megan's family needs answers. And Megan deserves to have her killer brought to justice.
But mainly, I ask that you remember Kelly and her family. No one should have to go through this.