Murder in Maryland: Investigating the Disappearance of Christine Sheddy

A Blink on Location Exclusive

Pocomoke City, MD– Every once and a while, people ask me how I choose the cases I work on personally vs. some I may just “report on” with no direct involvement. I realized I never had a really good answer for that question because I was not sure myself. I have one now. I do not choose what cases I investigate directly. They choose me.

On Wednesday August 12, we launch the first Blink on Location Series. Behind the scenes is a team of researchers, interviewers and analysts, whose data will present this former cold case with exclusive inside information.

I call on you to join us in this interactive journey as we profile this case remotely and on scene. Help us bring Christine home.

 What if it was your daughter, sister, best friend? 

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  1. NancyS says:

    you wrote:
    why, I ask, can’t women see through these bad characters to keep themselves safe?

    It isn’t that we can’t see these bad characters as they groom their victims carefully.
    It usually starts out with he is the sole provider, letting her know that she is the best thing that ever happened to him and she waits for him to do something bad, as this guy just “cannot be for real”.
    Once his jealousy is surfaced, she is blindsided and has no idea what she is about to endure. by that time she goes down fast and all she can do is stay out of his way (she thinks) or do things that won’t set him off in order to protect her children.
    A woman in this position is probably one of the strongest women you will ever meet (believe me) she just doesn’t know it.
    This woman will do everything in her power to fix him as she begins that Stockholm syndrome (the same a a hostage would endure) and for some reason she will love him more, do more to get him to stop his behaviors, then she will go into a “survival mode” as her instincts tell her to stay close so she can watch him closely.
    It is the strangest and complex syndromes of them all.
    Have you ever noticed that children that have been beaten, love their abusers and don’t tell as they are ashamed and embarrased as by the time they realize what is going on, it is too late.

    You articulated this perfectly. I could add nothing. I think sometimes the problem sometimes people have in relating to this information if they have not been through it is because it is so utterly possible.

  2. Brenda in Virginia says:

    #51, yes, people will almost always embrace their corruptors. For me it’s a spiritual issue, not physical syndrome, but either way if I’m wrong or right…it’s a huge problem across the globe.

  3. boo says:

    Can you imagine being lured to that (remote?) Farm and not having a car? Aaargh
    Because I have spent time there, I can visualize it.
    It was my first thought when I pulled in, my second was no cell either, no house phone.
    Christine may be the single most trusting girl I can think of. She endured that hole for her kids, no doubt.

  4. boo says:

    I was afraid to speculate on the phones. NO PHONES? Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh

  5. NancyS says:

    I would like to add to my above post.
    I would like those that don’t understand how we can be so “stupid”?

    I grew up in a very middle class family, dad was a draftsman, mom was a nurse, I was the youngest of 5 children. My oldest brother was given up at birth. My oldest brother was not from my dad, both sisters were biological to me.
    I was told by my oldest sister that if I didnt behave and do everything that I was told, they would give me away too….
    can you imagine being told this at 8 years old?
    Needless to say I was an over achiever, I was taught a year early my multiplication, to read very young and of course to ALWAYS be doing something constructive. No wasting of time in my house.
    My sisters rolled me up in the fold up couch til I passed out, I had to lock myself in the bathroom til my mom got home as my sisters beat me up and belittled me.
    They would leave me alone at night while mom worked double shifts in my room and go talk to boys.
    They told me that if I got out of bed, snakes would bite me so I literally cried myself to sleep and sometimes had to wet my bed as what 5 year old wants to get bit by a snake.
    Why didnt my mom protect me? I didnt talk much.
    Moved out at 16 got a job, an apartment, married the guy I met at 14 and got pregnant at 19, had a son, he didnt mentally and physically abuse me, but did have a drug problem. I had to find someone to make me feel the “love” I had at home.
    You have heard the term, soul mate?… hehehe well that is exactly what i was seeking. I left my husband and best friend of 9 years, 3 months pregnant with my youngest son.
    I could go on and on but it took all of it for me to get where I am today, during the time of being stalked and abused by my “soul mate”, I got a degree, worked in TV and wrote plays, music video’s, had anorexia etc etc etc…..
    I was one of the most independent people I have ever seen and this happened to me. I had to literally move across the US in order to live with my sons. After Nicole got brutally murdered, I wanted to live more than ever. I went to court to testify against him, they convicted him, they told me he would be in jail for no less than 9 months. Well 45 days later he was released, and still looking for me and they NEVER notified me like they were suppose too….
    It is amazing the shark like instincts that you aquire.
    These women are AMAZING and STRONG.
    It hurts me so bad to see people even questioning or thinkin we are low lifes with no self esteem etc.
    You would definately want one of us in your corner, believe me.

  6. larosebud says:

    #55: I have to agree with your last sentence. Christine was someone you would definitely want in your corner and she would be there without a doubt. She was an adorable young lady.

  7. Jaelin says:

    Blink, has the possibility of devil worship and human sacrifice been explored? I know it sounds crazy, but these people look more than crazy enough to be involved in something like that…

    There is no shred of evidence whatsoever that would point in that direction, no.

  8. Sharai says:

    NancyS, how well you have articulated the horror of the world you were born into & the one you later entered by “choice.” You are a survivor & a voice for the misjudged wounded women within similiar situations. Unfortunately far too many people, having no real knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, erroneously judge those of us who have been held captive. I am sorry you had to live through such trauma, but am so very glad you escaped.

    I can only imagine the hopelessness Christine must have felt, especially while “living” on the farm. Ugh! Her naiveity made her vuneralble to the wiles of those who harmed her and/or killed her. I, too, am angered by the actions & attitudes of abusers, bullies, & narccistic psychopaths. Something is very wrong in Maryland, very wrong.

    I am encouraged by your efforts, Blink, in exposing this inssidious stituation. My prayers are with you & your “peeps” & Christine’s family & true friends. Shalom, Sharai

  9. Sister says:

    NancyS, thank you so much for sharing a part of your story. I know it is much longer, but the bottom line is you and other women in situations like this are of strong courage and you are absolutely right, I would want you in my corner anytime. Loyalty is ingrained in your very existence and your word is your bond. Again, thank you for sharing.

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