The Short Family Murders – UNSOLVED


An Unsolved murder case that came to my attention in the past few weeks is that of the Short family – Mary, Michael and Jennifer, their nine-year-old daughter.  On August 15th, 2002, Michael and Mary Short were shot in the head in their Virgina, US,  home while they slept and  nine-year-old daughter Jennifer was missing.  Jennifer was found dead six weeks later from a single gunshot to the head.

I came across this case while looking at the FBI Most Wanted pages that details the most sought after fugitives, and unsolved crimes. Violence expert and victims’ advocate Susan Murphy-Milano also blogged about it this week.

What is so intriguing to me about this crime is that no one has been arrested yet. The murder of a family has not been solved and no justice for them or their family and friends has happened.

America’s Most Wanted has profiled this crime three times over the years in the hope that the public may give investigators to fresh leads and lead them to the killer/s.

An updated sketch of a person of interest has been released. The sketch comes from the information of a woman who was driving past the Short home late on the night of the murders and saw a man sitting in a truck on the side of the road.

Sketch of a person of interest in the Short Family murders






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