One of the most challenging parts of this endeavor is knowing how exactly to pursue getting Cheryll’s case file and corresponding with the police. Last summer, I wrote an open records request letter to the Kentucky State Police and that first request was denied due … Continue reading 43. In Color
Throughout my journey to learn about and tell Cheryll's story, small signs have manifested along the way, usually in the form of a cardinal, the timing of a message, an answered prayer, or an unexpected new door opening. I try not to overthink things and … Continue reading 41. The Phantom Car Versus The Sober Reality
As we continue to delve into the mystery of Cheryll's case, we, and others, have questioned whether her murder was carried out by one person and one person only. Or, could two people have worked in tandem to commit the crime? If one person committed … Continue reading 29. Will We Ever Know?
When Cheryll disappeared from Highland Heights in 1971, the town police investigated her disappearance. They were a small department with limited resources, but by all accounts they were doing their best to try to find her throughout the 13 days she was missing. Once her … Continue reading 27. A New Door Opens
On Saturday, November 6, 1971, a funeral service was held for Cheryll at a funeral home in nearby Covington, Kentucky. Her obituary is remarkably simple and brief. The only two adjectives used in the whole thing are "beloved" and "dear". This death notice in no … Continue reading 9. The Cardinal