An anonymous letter may be a new clue in the case of missing Pennsylvania woman Toni Lee Sharpless, which claims that the woman was killed by a police officer when she went missing 3 years ago. Investigators are trying to figure out if the anonymous letter is a hoax or a vital clue, but some details have significantly matched up.
Toni Lee Sharpless, nurse and devoted mother, was last seen around 3:00-4:00 AM on August 23, 2009 in the Penn Valley/Narberth area. Toni was 29 when she disappeared, 5’5″ tall, weighed 140 lbs., and had short reddish hair, blue/green eyes, and a tattoo on her leg with a name on it. Toni was driving a black 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix with limo tinted windows and PA license plate #DND 7772.
Toni had been out with a girlfriend for a night of drinking, but shouldn’t have been drinking because of medication she was prescribed for bipolar disorder. Toni had been in an argument with her friend that evening in regard to drinking and driving and the fact that Toni had been awake for 36 hrs. A few blocks from the party, Toni demanded that her friend get out of the car which she did, and Toni was never seen or heard from again. Reports say that someone had run her license plate in Camden, New Jersey two weeks after her disappearance. However, since about 4 AM of the day Toni went missing there hasn’t been any activity on her cell phone or in her bank accounts, and her black Grand Prix was never found. Even though it appears she may have suffered from bipolar disorder it is unlikely she would leave her daughter as she was described as a devoted parent and nursing graduate.
According to philly.com and nydailynews.com, an anonymous letter sent to the private detective working on Sharpless’ case late last month claims that Toni was killed after a fight with a Camden police officer. The note says, “What happened to [Toni], I don’t really know. All I know is she had a run-in with the police and I was paid much-needed cash to get the car to a shop in Boston.”
The letter writer, who claims to live in Philadelphia, was contacted “in the last few days of 2009″ by a friend in Camden, asking whether he or she could move a car from Brooklawn, Camden County, to Boston. The writer would get $5,000 and the license plates.
The writer also said the friend asking for help disposing of Lawless’ car wanted to know if he or she knew anyone looking for a “paper-trip,” jargon meaning a new identity, by using Sharpless’ Social Security card.
Could the information received in the anonymous letter help identify and bring someone to justice for what happened to Toni Lee Sharpless in a case that now more then ever shows of foul play?
New Clue In Missing Toni Lee Sharpless Case – Letter Claims Nurse Killed By Cop 3 Years Ago
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