Update: Remains Found - Latest News
by - Katherine Amenta
SNOW HILL, Md. - A tiny bed and breakfast in Snow Hill could very well be a crime scene tonight. Human remains were found buried in the backyard this weekend. So, could it be a break in the Christine Sheddy case? Investigators said it is too soon to tell.
"It's a shock, because Snow Hill is a very quiet town," said Snow Hill resident Jim Adcock. But, that quiet was broken on Thursday.
"We did receive information that there were remains at a location in Snow Hill," said Worcester County Deputy State's Attorney Mike Farlow.
The tip led the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation to the "River House Inn" Bed and Breakfast on East Market Street. "The owners of the property were informed Friday morning that there was potential evidence on their property," said Farlow.
Human skeletal remains were found in "River House's" backyard. By Saturday morning, the dirt was back in place and detectives were leaving the scene. The State's Attorney's office said based on clothing, they do consider the body a female. But, they won't speculate on whether or not this could be the body of missing Pocomoke woman, 26 year old Christine Sheddy. Sheddy was last seen November 13, 2007 in Pocomoke City.
We spoke with Christine's mother when Christine was first reported missing; "It's been over a month now and still no Christine," Lynn Dodenhoff said in 2007. "If anyone can help us find her, one way or another, we just need to bring her home."
It is still unclear how long the remains were buried. The State's Attorney's office said after all the recent snow, it is difficult to know what kind of condition the grass was in. There was no answer at the property when we knocked.
The State's Attorney's office said a positive identification on the remains could come by the end of next week.