July 4, 1988. San Angelo, Texas. 16-year old Shane Stewart and his 18-year old girlfriend, Sally McNelly, go out to watch a fireworks show together, but never return home and Shane’s abandoned car is found in a park the following morning. Four months later, the couple’s skeletal remains are discovered in a remote pasture and they have both been murdered by shotgun blasts to the head. For years, rumours circulate that Shane and Sally were members of a Satanic cult and were killed for attempting to leave the group. In 2017, a person of interest is named after evidence which seems to be connected to the crime is found inside his residence, but no charges are ever filed in relation to Shane and Sally’s deaths. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore the unsolved double murder of a young couple which was sometimes overshadowed by Satanic panic.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
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