It has been two weeks since the body of twenty-four year old Tullahoma woman Megan Sharpton was found burned along the roadside in Tennessee. Sharpton’s death has been ruled a homicide.
While the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says two grueling weeks of the former nursing student’s death investigation have uncovered no standout leads, they do say dozens of exhaustive interviews have helped them to narrow their focus.
“It takes quite a while just to amass the physical evidence,” said Franklin County, Tennessee Sergeant Chris Guess Thursday, ” To get the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation returned results so you can start piecing that together; subpoenas for things like phone records, search warrants that you have to execute, it’s a tremendous amount to do, so I’d say we’re just day-to-day making as much headway as we can.”
Megan Sharpton’s mother tells WHNT News 19 Franklin County investigators ruled out her daughter’s live-in boyfriend as a suspect early on in the investigation.
“He was at work at the time of the crime and he holds a very public position,” said Kelly Sharpton. “From the beginning I told investigator Todd Hindman I would be very surprised if he had anything to do with my daughter’s death.”
While Franklin County investigators cast a net up to nine counties wide, Megan Sharpton’s family does their best to remain patient.
“The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has been wonderful. They’ve kept us in tune with everything they’re doing even if it’s a little detail, they tell us and that helps us to know that they’re still hunting too for whoever took her from us. It’s just a day-to-day process, but somebody has to know something.”
As Kelly Sharpton holds on to the light of her daughter’s smile, she’s confident investigators are working around the clock for Megan.
“We’re doing everything we can,” assured Sergeant Chris Guess, “and our guys are working absolutely as hard as they can to try to find whoever did this and bring them to justice, that’s everybody’s ultimate goal.”
If you have any information that could aid investigators in the search for who is responsible for Megan Sharpton’s Death, you’re urged to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 931-976-2331 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-LOST