In a small town where everybody knows everybody, one night in April changed their future forever.
I do not know why but most people have a certain thing about the unknown. Whether it is the unknowns of life, death, UFOs, murders or legends, some people just have to know the story and try and figure out the outcome. In part one of this series, I will write about some cases that have unknown endings. Some will be frightening, some will be brutal and some might even seem funny but all are true stories.
The Town of Keddie
Very few people know or have ever been in Keddie in Northern California. It has always been a very small and quiet place. This is even truer since in a census taken in 2000, only 96 people lived in Keddie. There used to be much more, but since 1981, it has become a ghost town. A terrible event happened in April of that year that has changed the little town forever and has left many questions unanswered. It has even given this town some unwanted and morbid tourists.
On the morning of April 12, Sheila Sharp came back at her cabin at around 9 a.m. The cabin where she was the night before was not even 15 feet away from her own.
She walked in the front door as she usually did not knowing what had happened. What she was going to see probably still traumatizes her to this day. Directly inside she saw her brother John Sharp and his friend Dana Wingate. Both were bound hand and foot, stabbed and hammered to death. There was blood on every inch of the cabin. The walls had cuts on them and the furniture was busted open. She looked around and then saw on the blood soaked couch, her mother lying there. She was also killed the same way. What is strange though is that here two younger brothers and a friend of theirs were found in the back bedroom untouched. However, that was not it since her little sister Tina was missing.
On April 11 1981, at the Keddie resort three horrible murders were committed in Cabin 28. Glenna Sharp, 36, her 15-year-old son John and 17-year-old family friend Dana Wingate were bludgeoned and stabbed by assailants still unidentified. Sharp’s 13-year-old daughter Tina was missing from the scene when 14-year-old Sheila Sharp discovered the bodies the following morning. Sheila had been spending the night with a friend. Glenna Sharp’s two youngest boys and another boy, toddlers at the time, had been spared and were found safe in another room of the cabin. Ultimately, Tina Sharp’s remains were discovered 3 years later when a bottle digger found parts of her remains 95 miles away near a waterfall.