Finding Megan Sharpton’s killer


Help bring Megan Sharpton’s killer/killers to justice.

I’m setting aside the normal tone of  the blog today to talk about a real life horror.  A young nursing student by the name of Megan Sharpton was killed by blunt force trauma to the head on July 2.  Her body was dumped on the side of the road and set on fire.  She was 24-years-old.   Her family is shattered not only by the loss, but by the fact that the person or persons who did this to Megan have not been caught.  In fact, the police have virtually no leads.  Can you imagine the utter anguish her mother must feel?

Her mother, Kelly Sharpton, was a high school classmate of mine.  That’s one reason I’m bringing this to your attention.  Megan’s body was discovered on a rural road in Franklin County, Tennessee.  For those of who aren’t familiar with that area of Tennessee, Franklin County is adjacent to Coffee County.  The towns of Tullahoma and Manchester are in Coffee County.  Megan lived in Tullahoma.

Some of you may be surprised that Tullahoma is a real place if you’re only familiar with it through my books.  I count it as my childhood home, and that is another reason I’ve taken an interest in this case.  I know a lot of Oz readers and parents of Oz readers live in this general area.  Megan’s family needs your help.  They’ve set up a Facebook page called Peace For Megan Sharpton.  They’ve started a reward fund for information that leads to the arrest of Megan’s killers.  If you have any information on the case, contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

This was a cold, despicable, cowardly act that can’t be allowed to go unpunished.  The Sharpton family deserves, at the very least, closure.

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9 thoughts on “Finding Megan Sharpton’s killer

  1. R –
    I hope that her killer is found and brought to justice. My thoughts are with her family. My wish is that they find a way to cope with what has happened to Megn and one day find peace. I’ll do whatever I can to spread the word.

    ~Paige

  2. That is so sad. Please give my condolences to the family. It must be horrible to think someone could do something so heinous to their child. People are sick. I wish I knew something!!

  3. Thank you. My heart is broken. Meg was such an amazing kid. I wish you could have known her.

    • I wish there was more we could do. My family’s thoughts are with yours. And I’ll continue to keep the spotlight on this story as much as I can, however little light that may be.

  4. Thank you for sharing Megan’s story with those who may be unaware of this tragedy. We continue to pray for some knowledge of what happened that night..and peace for Kelly and her family.

  5. Megan Sharpton is the daughter and granddaughter of an extended family that I hold dear to my heart. They are ALL superlative people that have spent their entire lives making an impact for a better world. Pray for the repose of the souls of all victims of tragically horrific crimes, especially those yet unsloved. Pray for those whose lives are forever changed because evil has crossed their path, especially for those left behind to deal with tragedy. Pray for those that step into these situations, the medical professionals and law enforcement professionals whose expertise provide the missing pieces to the stories. Pray for the souls of those that have committed these crimes or harbor knowledge of the crimes that they may relieve their burdens and amend their lives. Pray for a society of equality,love, peace and justice for all.

  6. Thank you for taking your time to do this! This family deserves answers.

  7. Pingback: An update on Megan Sharpton’s murder investigation « R.W. Ridley

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