The Trail Went Cold – Episode 122 – Linda Sherman

April 22, 1985. Vinita Park, Missouri. 27-year old wife and mother Linda Sherman does not show up for her shift at work and her abandoned car is soon discovered in an airport parking garage. Since Linda had recently filed for divorce from her controlling husband, Don Sherman, he is suspected of being responsible for her disappearance. Five years later, a skull is discovered outside Don’s favourite restaurant and after it is kept in an evidence room for 14 months, police receive an anonymous note confirming that the skull belongs to Linda. In spite of this, Don maintains his innocence and the rest of Linda’s remains are never found. Did Don Sherman murder his wife, dig up her skull and plant it outside the restaurant? If he wasn’t responsible, who did kill Linda and what was their motive? We shall explore both sides of this truly bizarre unsolved murder case on this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

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