Friday, January 29, 2016

Former Shondra May Co-worker Speaks Out!

The following was written by one of Shondra's former coworkers.  They wish to remain anonymous.  

Growing up in Forest, Mississippi was very boring. There was not much for young people to do. Most of the time kids hung out in the parking lots talking, drinking beer and listening to music. Kids would pile up in one car and circle back and forth from Sonic to McDonalds, to TG&Y and Cat's Cave. The boys all had blue lights they stole from the airport and would hook them up to a battery to make a strobe light.
           
My parents were very strict on me and I was not allowed to hang out with the fun kids back then. I was only allowed to attend the Baptist church, go to school at Scott Central and to my job at McDonalds in Forest.
           
 My first day at McDonalds I had to fill out a bunch of papers. Shondra May was in the break-room eating lunch and asked me if I needed help. She was so pretty. She had short black hair, green eyes, dark complected . I wished I looked like her. I was so flat chested I looked like a boy. She was just the opposite.
           
 Right away I noticed that all the guys were attracted to her. She would Hug the boss, a skinny guy with glasses named Tony.  I thought to myself," I know good and well she don't like him". He'd yell at us to get to work. He'd say "If you got time to lean, you got time to clean".

 A cop came every day through the drive-through. I can't remember now if his name was Willie McCurdy or Jamie Veezy. I honestly don't remember. He was chubby and dark headed and wore glasses. When he came he would not give me his order, rather he insisted on seeing Shondra. I told him one day that Shondra was busy. He said I'll wait and would not leave or pull up so the people behind him could get their food. She always knew what he wanted before he came to the window, a medium Dr. Pepper. She would lean out the window, give him his drink, flirt and act like she liked him, then roll her eyes when he drove off.

I always got the job of mopping the lobby and the bathrooms. There was an old guy that sat in the lobby for several hours everyday smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and staring at the girls. He had no shame about it. He would look you up and down, and down and up. He had shoulder length grey hair and a Sam Elliot mustache that twisted on each end. He was freaky looking (but all the older men looked freaky to me.). I think he drove a white Monte Carlo.  

One day one of the boys that worked the drive-through window said," Someone left this for you Shondra." He then handed her a dried up, long stem rose. It had thorns, not store bought. It was withered and white. She asked, "Who was it? " He said it was just some guys, he didn't know them. Everybody started picking at her saying,"ooooweee, Shondra's got a boyfriend, Shondra's got a boyfriend". She threw the rose on the counter and said, "I don't want it! " I thought she was being a snob, because if I got a rose I would be happy and grateful. I was too young to know that a dead rose is not flattering.

I would go to TG&Y after school several days a week. I enjoyed looking at makeup, magazines and tapes. There was always these three boys riding through the parking lot trying to pick up girls. They would yell at me and call me sexy and hot stuff. The driver was fat and red headed with a crew cut. The front passenger had kinky, red , bushy hair, a cap, and tattoos on his fingers. The boy in the back was kind of cute. He had black hair and real blue eyes. He looked a lot younger than them. They drove an old, loud, red car, a Firebird, I think.

 At first I was polite, but my daddy said not to talk to them at all so I began to ignored them.   One day the red headed passenger jumped out and tried to pull me up close to him. He was trying to pull me into the car. I pushed away and ran in the store.

When Shondra disappeared my daddy wouldn't allow me to work anymore. I was not allowed to go anywhere alone, not even TG&Y.  If I went shopping, I had to take a friend.  I never saw the boys that so frequently circled the parking lot in the red Firebird again.   However, I heard through friends that the driver became a Pentecostal preacher within months of her death, the red headed passenger went to prison for robbery and murder, and the cute black headed boy, who seemed the nicest of the bunch, killed himself or was killed, not sure which.

All us kids from McDonalds were interviewed by FBI . I told them I thought the cop did it. The investigator said that's highly unlikely because he never missed a day of work. The cop told me she was raped by more than one man, then he said something that sent chills over me," At least one of her killers was red headed."
           
I remembered the three boys in the red Firebird. I told him what happened to me, and how other girls were harassed by those three. From then on and to this day, I have always thought it was them.
          
 I haven't been back to Ms in 20 years. My mother passed and my father moved to Denver to be near me and my husband. I stay in touch with dear friends from there and enjoy seeing pictures on Facebook of classmates from Scott Central. I have no desire to ever return to Scott County.
          
 Last Sunday I sat near the window of our small church and watched the snow pile deeper and deeper around the glass. My mind was on Shondra. I could not forget her sweet smile, gentle voice and green eyes. I felt guilty for my childish jealousy.
          
When the preacher said," Remember the dead who have gone ahead of us", he caught my attention. He went on to read a passage in the Living Bible that talked about the first murder. Cain killed his own brother, Able, in cold blood and then tried to hide it from the Lord. Then God asked him, "Where is your brother?" Cain Said, "How should I know? Am I my brothers keeper?" The Lord then said,"What have you done? Listen! Your brothers blood is calling to me from the ground!"

We have a responsibility to solve this murder. Someone out there knows the truth. Someone has got to come forward. Shondra's blood is crying out from the ground!  LISTEN!


ANY SMALL DETAIL COULD HELP THE POLICE SOLVE THIS MURDER, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, PLEASE TELL IT.  SHONDRA COULD HAVE BEEN,YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE. HELP GIVE THE FAMILY PEACE.  STOP CARRYING THE GUILT AROUND WITH YOU.

33 comments:

  1. Willie mccurdy has a brother that is a Judge in Scott County. Was then and still is. If he is the one then I assure you there was a cover up. The same Sherriff's Dept that investigated this then is still corrupt. I pray that Shondra gets the justice she deserves. Whoever is involved will burn in Hell for this. And...if you know and are not saying anything, rest assure you will answer for your actions as well. Please continue to push this for Shondra!

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    1. it is amazing how many people feel that willie mcurdy is involved but that is a family with a lot of power. the police should really check back into this. with all the advances in dna testing I wonder if there would be anything left to test since her body was in water when found?

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    2. Willie was on the sheriff dept then he knows everybody from Scott co.

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    3. It's so sad that the very ones we are begging for help are the ones involved in the massive cover-up of our loved ones. It took me 34 years to hear the words my little brother was murdered and it wasn't suicide. Then my father Lt. Dan Anderson of the Harrison County Sheriff's Dept. was murdered less than 4 months after he decided to live in fear no more. He pointed out my brothrs killer. The Dixie Mafia murdered him to keep him from talking any more. The police has covered up both murders due to their involvement i the corruption then and now, Never give it hope as so many murders that were connected to the Dixie Mafia and drugs are now being exposed. The killer is still out there. Never lose hope. www.murderedinmississippi.com

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  2. I pray that someone comes forward with some kind of information. I know if this was my daughter I would never give it a rest. I would be searching until my death. Praying for her family!

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  3. Willie mccurdy is now my bus driver at Morton high school. i always found him creepy but after reading this i now fear for the safety of myself an others. i have never heard of this until Friday we saw him in a store in branch Mississippi and my grandmother told me about it and i decided to do my research.

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    1. I have known him my whole life. Never once was I uncomfortable around him.

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  4. I was raped in dec 1985 and Shondra was took in feb 1986 I always wondered if they were connected

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    1. I lived in pea Ridge ms just down the road from her

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    2. Does anyone know the name of the off duty fireman that found her body, and is he still alive

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    3. We're you rapped by one of the 3 if so, please report it?

      The McCurdy man, ������

      I think they should go question the guy that's in prison and the preacher.




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    4. If you were raped by one of the three described above or by the McCurdy man you should step forward and report it!! Things like that have helped solve cases years later!!

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    5. The preacher is dead, Bruce Page.
      The black head is dead, Chris Joiner.
      The one who went to prison for murder is released and lives in lake. Paul Clark Jr.

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  5. Are you the person I got the above informaton from or someone different. Please send me any answers in an email to MuddymississippiJustice@gmail.com

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  6. I have spoke with law enforcement and Shondra's family members numerous times and I can tell all of you that it's not McCurdy. I'm neither a family member nor friend of his, and yes he is somewhat strange. But he did not commit this crime.

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  7. the person that took Sondra was from west hinds county his name is julis perry Abernathy he was sexual preditor and was working in forest at that time ,I new him personaly ,contac me at brucechambers391@yahoo.com or 601-267-0701

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  8. Some new information has been reported. The individuals named in this article were not involved.

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  10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27637386/scott-county-times/?fbclid=IwAR2nV109wKihW30iwGNhmC70oykdnrcfbzGMRjzoZnwpUR9Sn0gjsyP-j4A

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  11. I heard William Kenneth McLain left the dead rose for her.

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27637386/scott-county-times/?fbclid=IwAR2nV109wKihW30iwGNhmC70oykdnrcfbzGMRjzoZnwpUR9Sn0gjsyP-j4A

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  12. On March 2, 1993, a story in the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News, discussed the potential ties of suspect, Kenneth McLain, who had been charged in February of 1993 of the murder of Lori Hill, a resident of Ellisville, Mississippi At the time of her murder, she was 18 years of age and pregnant. McLain was said to have stopped Ms. Hill while impersonating a police officer. Ms. Hill was strangled and her lifeless body was dumped into a creek. Tuscaloosa police were also questioning McLain in the murder of Chanda Fehler, age 24. Charges against McLain, a resident of Brandon, Mississippi, in the Lori Hill murder were later dropped due to a lack of evidence. While there were several similarities between the Chanda Fehler case and that of Shondra May, there was no hard evidence to link either of them to Kenneth McClain.

    https://soapboxie.com/government/The-Shondra-May-Mystery

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    1. Ms Hill was not found in a creek. She was found in a field in Covington County wrapped in a comforter, her hands were tied together with barb wireless, her neck was wrapped with barb wire. Lori was my best friend

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  13. i went to the church where bruce page preached and the things he done made me leave the church along with other things...I remember chris joiner from church as well blue blue eyes..Bruce sent a letter to our neighbot that would send chills down u explaining what he wanred to do to his own neice.My father was a cop in morton at the time and the girl was one of our renters,she brought the letter to my father, She also told of the violence that his poor wife and children endured.He also tried to go with several girls behind his wifes back while we was at the church..Cant help but think he was involved,,And the sheriffs son back then.

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  14. Does anyone know if Kenneth McClain and if McCurdy were friends or hangout together

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  15. The adopted brother Tim was his last name May also or was it something else

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  16. With dna like it is today..... surely they can get a hit on it ...

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  17. WWW.murderedinmississippi.com Never give up hope the truth will be found. It's been 54 years on my little brother and 18 years on my daddy. J have the truth and the ones who murdered them and still no one to get it before a grand jury. So sad of the massive cover up and so many unsolved murders.

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  18. I used to live in Walnut Grove and knew Shondra thru friends. She was nice and just a typical teen girl like I was. I remember the guys in the red firebird. CREEPY bunch!! And one was the Sheriff's son who thought he was invincible because of his father! But, I have another story to tell about a guy that went to Scott Central and his friends. I don't remember all of their names now but, I have an annual somewhere!! This guy talked my 16 year old self into skipping lunch to go eat at his house. Once there, he tried to rape me. His dad, who just closed the door to his bedroom when I screamed, acted like this was a normal thing so, I fought back! Finally, after I kneed him in the nuts he got mad and took me back to school. After that, he and his friends harassed me daily for weeks. I told my step-dad and he went to his house and threatened his dad.(They were riding by my house and yelling dirty stuff if me and my friends were outside) I was so scared I moved in with my real dad out of town! The reason why I commented is because one of them put a wilted rose on the windshield of my truck! It was white- a sympathy rose. I think that was 1986 or 1987? I can ask my mother if she remembers when all that happened...my step-dad passed away 19 years ago of cancer. This is the 1st time I had heard of someone giving Shondra a rose at work. We were all so upset over her loss. I have never looked up what all happened to her. I couldn't...ya know? But, here lately she's been on my mind a lot. It's time we figure this out. We need to ask for DNA to be tested if there's any.(petition them) I believe with all my heart someone covered up stuff. Shondra came home during high traffic times on Hwy.35....Why didn't someone see something? Did anyone ask Dry's convenience store to see their surveillance? Or if she stopped there to buy anything? I wish we could see the file and who all they questioned, etc. Somebody knows something! Who in the area was familiar with Hinds county? Was there a deer camp within 10 miles of the creek? If so, who was a member of it? There HAS to be some over looked DNA somewhere! I don't care what someone says....It has to be. I think, with DNA what is is today, that's how we catch them! Just my opinion.

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    1. Could you contact me privately? I have a couple of questions for you. Thanks. My number is 601-842-7461

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