Skip to comments.Authorities make another appeal to the public in Short family murder case....
Posted on 04/20/2009 8:55:54 AM PDT by sevinufnine
The FBI and Henry County authorities are making another appeal to the public as the seven year anniversary of the Short family murders draws near this August.....Investigators want information regarding the identities and locations of people who worked for Michael Short at MS Mobile Home Movers on a weekly or day-to-day basis, including migrant workers.
(Excerpt) Read more at wdbj7.com ...
Please read this and take a look at the composite sketch within the article of an individual who is a person of interest...although yet to be identified...in this sad case.
Anyone who thinks they know anything...please contact FBI at their FBI Tip Line # 1-800-225-5324 or your local FBI office.
THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE CRIME
On August 15, 2002, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the bodies of Michael and Mary Short were discovered in their Bassett, Henry County, Virginia, home. Michael was found on the couch inside the attached garage of the home with an apparent gun shot wound to his head. His wife Mary was found lying in her bed and had suffered the same fate as her husband.
The Short’s 9-year-old daughter, Jennifer, was not located in the home and a search ensued for the missing child. Jennifer’s remains were found on September 25, 2002, along a stream bed off of Grogan Road, Stoneville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. It was determined that Jennifer’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head.
(NOTE: Due to fact her body was already skeletonized, it could not be determined if she was sexually assaulted.)
Several years prior to their deaths, Michael and Mary operated a business moving mobile homes. Mary was described as a shy, neat and extremely focused individual, who was actively involved in the family business. Jennifer appeared to be a happy little girl experiencing a normal childhood. She was an excellent student and actively involved in organized sports.
Law enforcement authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect(s) involved in the murders of Michael, Mary and their young daughter Jennifer Short.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS CASE, PLEASE CONTACT THE FBI TIP LINE AT 1-800-225-5324; YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE; THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE; OR SUBMIT AN ON-LINE TIP.
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
Here is the FBI’s updated website posting:
REGARDING MURDER VICTIMS
MARY SHORT, JENNIFER SHORT, AND MICHAEL SHORT
1. Investigation has identified a possible vehicle associated with this crime. Information is being sought to further identify this vehicle.
2. Michael Short, at the time of this crime, was attempting to obtain employment as a mobile home mover in the coastal region of South Carolina. Investigators are seeking information from any person(s) who had contact with Michael Short regarding relocating to South Carolina.
3. During the early morning hours of August 15, 2002, an unidentified male was observed sitting in a vehicle along U.S. Highway 220 in the vicinity of the Shorts’ Oak Level, Henry County, Virginia, residence. Investigators are seeking information regarding this individual and/or vehicle.
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The FBI is looking for a flatbed truck that may have been associated with the 2002 slayings of a Henry County family.
It is described as a 1998 to 2002 white, single-cab, 2-ton flatbed stake body truck with wooden rails
I’m from Henry Co and have lived there many years of my life. I drove past the Short home every day on my way to Roanoke. I remember all the police cars and media vans on Hwy 220 that day. It amazes me that it’s been seven years since this happened.
Yes...and I LOVE your screen name by the way :>)
I’ve linked the Short Family stories to FreeRep before. If I continue from time to time, may be someone will remember a little thing that will break this case open. We can only hope! I live in Pulaski County, but such a sad story I wish so much it could be solved.
By the way...any local rumors on who the individual may have been in the “mystery” truck? If so...please do tell!