Family of Missing Delaware Woman Hopes Human Remains Are Hers - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Reported by Steve Dorsey

Family of Missing Delaware Woman Hopes Human Remains Are Hers

Posted: Updated:
Christine Sheddy, above, was last seen on Nov. 13, 2007. Christine Sheddy, above, was last seen on Nov. 13, 2007.
Christine Sheddy's relatives said they are not yet sure what role Clarence Jackson, above, could have played in her disappearance, but hope he at least provides information that could lead to closure for them. Christine Sheddy's relatives said they are not yet sure what role Clarence Jackson, above, could have played in her disappearance, but hope he at least provides information that could lead to closure for them.

SNOW HILL, Md.- Relatives of Delaware woman Christine Sheddy, who went missing from a Pocomoke City house in November 2007, said they hope the human remains unearthed in Snow Hill on Friday are Sheddy's. This would allow closure for the family, according to a family spokesperson.

Worcester County State's Attorney Joel Todd said the human remains could be identified by the end of the week.

Todd said investigators also found shoes and pants with the human remains, now being referred to as "Jane Doe."

Todd said that until a cause of death can be determined, he is not naming any persons of interest or suspects connected with how the remains got there.

Todd also would not comment on the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Sheddy.

But through a spokesperson, Sheddy's family said a man who was with Sheddy before her disappearance could now be cooperating with police.

That man, Clarence Jackson, is now in a Tennessee jail convicted of arson.

Sheddy's relatives said they are not yet sure what role Jackson could have played in her disappearance, but hope he at least provides information that could lead to closure for them.

Family members say Jackson leased the Pocomoke City house, in which Sheddy was last seen.

Owners of the River House Inn in Snow Hill, where the human remains were found, said Jackson worked as a handyman for them, but were not sure how long ago.

The owners, Larry and Suzanne Knudsen, said they never noticed anything strange or that anything was buried on their property.

"We are doing all we can do to cooperate with Joel Todd and other law enforcement offices, and hope things can return to as normal as can be for a small town," said Larry Knudsen.

Jim Adcock, who owns an art gallery adjacent to the River House Inn property, said he last saw Jackson at the property as recently at 2008.

Either way, Adcock said the sleepy town has gotten a big wake-up.

"I think it's shocking and very sad that something like this happened in Snow Hill," Adcock said. "It's a very quiet town." 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Parksley Husband & Wife Killed in Car Accident

    Parksley Husband & Wife Killed in Car Accident

    Jul 16, 2018 10:53 PM2018-07-17 02:53:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:57:08 GMT
    Virginia State Police say two people are dead after a crash on Route 13 in Accomack County.More
    Virginia State Police say two people are dead after a crash on Route 13 in Accomack County.More
  • Millsboro Man Arrested for 5th DUI Offense

    Millsboro Man Arrested for 5th DUI Offense

    Jul 16, 2018 9:21 PM2018-07-17 01:21:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:21:19 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested a Millsboro man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a single motor vehicle crash.More
    Delaware State Police arrested a Millsboro man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a single motor vehicle crash.More
  • Sleep Cheap Owner Has Answers To Furniture Fiasco

    Sleep Cheap Owner Has Answers To Furniture Fiasco

    Jul 16, 2018 7:08 PM2018-07-16 23:08:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:08:00 GMT
    After customers began complaining about not receiving furniture, Sleep Cheap store Owner Dana Santana has opened the doors again to provide customers answersAfter customers began complaining about not receiving furniture, Sleep Cheap store Owner Dana Santana has opened the doors again to provide customers answers
    After customers began complaining about not receiving furniture, Sleep Cheap store Owner Dana Santana has opened the doors again to provide customers answersAfter customers began complaining about not receiving furniture, Sleep Cheap store Owner Dana Santana has opened the doors again to provide customers answers
    After weeks of unanswered phone calls and emails, Sleep Cheap Mattresses and More owner Dana Santana opened the doors to the store in an attempt to provide some customers with answers.More
    After weeks of unanswered phone calls and emails, Sleep Cheap Mattresses and More owner Dana Santana opened the doors to the store in an attempt to provide some customers with answers. More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Updated: Teen Charged in Milford Crash That Injured 6

    Milford Crash Shuts Down Route One, Causes Critical Injuries

    Jul 15, 2018 9:08 PM2018-07-16 01:08:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:11:15 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is facing traffic charges in connection with a Sunday evening crash in Milford, Delaware, that injured six people and shut down both directions of Route 1 for several hours.More
    A 16-year-old girl is facing traffic charges in connection with a Sunday evening crash in Milford, Delaware, that injured six people and shut down both directions of Route 1 for several hours. More
  • Maryland Man Killed in Millsboro Crash

    Maryland Man Killed in Millsboro Crash

    Jul 15, 2018 8:33 PM2018-07-16 00:33:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:33:01 GMT
    MILLSBORO, Del.- A Maryland man is dead after a crash in Millsboro Saturday afternoon. According to the Delaware State Police, around 1:15 p.m., a 48-year-old Laurel woman was driving south on Route 24 near Nine Foot Road with the intention of turning lefMore
    MILLSBORO, Del.- A Maryland man is dead after a crash in Millsboro Saturday afternoon. According to the Delaware State Police, around 1:15 p.m., a 48-year-old Laurel woman was driving south on Route 24 near Nine Foot Road with the intention of turning lefMore
  • Elderly Woman and Young Grandson Left Homeless and Searching For Help

    Elderly Woman and Young Grandson Left Homeless and Searching For Help

    Jul 16, 2018 6:02 PM2018-07-16 22:02:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:02:15 GMT
    74-year-old Jane Badal-Williams has been searching for help since last Wednesday after she was evicted from her townhouse with her 10-year-old grandson, Kaleb.More
    74-year-old Jane Badal-Williams has been searching for help since last Wednesday after she was evicted from her townhouse with her 10-year-old grandson, Kaleb. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices