EXCLUSIVE: Megan Sharpton’s Mother Speaks on Daughter’s Reward Fund and Search for Justice
“She was my daughter, she was our sister, she was an aunt, she was a cousin, she was a friend. If she was yours you’d want to know too, you just need to tell us, just anything, we just need to know.”
Thursday WHNT News 19 spoke exclusively with Kelly Sharpton, the mother of twenty-four year old former nursing student Megan Sharpton.
Megan’s body was found two weeks ago burning along the roadside near Tims Ford Lake in Tennessee.
As investigators continue to process physical evidence and conduct exhaustive interviews in the case, the Sharpton family is now taking the search for answers into their own hands.
“We’re just looking for answers we just want anybody that may have seen the tiniest thing,” said Kelly Sharpton, “the tiniest detail, if they could just think back to Sunday July first, the last day we saw her and just let us know, we just need to know what happened to her.”
With two weeks since their daughter’s death, support from the community and the hope for some type of closure is all the Sharpton family says they have to hold on to.
“It’s still very surreal, she was just taken,” said Shaprton’s mother, “somebody just took her.”
Megan’s siblings and fellow nursing students have now set out on a campaign to raise funds in order to offer a reward for any information leading to an arrest. Megan’s mother Kelly says the whole town of Tullahoma has jumped on board.
“They’ve done several fundraisers, they’re selling the shirts, they did a car wash and they’ve made the bracelets they’re selling and there’s a reward fund set up at American City Bank, donations are being accepted there and it’s growing pretty rapidly.”
The fund is growing rapidly like a small town’s empathy for a young girl with a bright future.
“Like I said, she loved people and was very compassionate–it’s just such a waste.”
If you have any information regarding Megan Shaprton’s death, you’re urged to call
1800-TBI-LOST or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at931-967-2331.
If no one comes forward with information leading to an arrest, the family plans to use the reward fund money to establish a scholarship in Megan’s name.
Megan Sharpton was set to graduate nursing school this fall.