Oregon Police open cold case for 1982 murder - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Oregon Police open cold case for 1982 murder

Sharon Ward Sharon Ward
OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

OregonPolice have re-opened a case that has gone unsolved for 30 years.

Fordecades, friends and family of 17-year-old Sharon Ward have gone withoutanswers. Ward's body was found in Oregon in February of 1982.

"Shewas dumped in a field and had been struck in the head multiple times and hadher wrists slit," said Detective Sgt. Kelly Thibert of the Oregon PoliceDepartment.

Detectivesat the time were never able to close the case, and Ward's killer is still atlarge. Police decided to take another look at the case after communicating withWard's friend Karen Jones on Facebook.

"Rightnow, we're in the process of collecting all the evidence that does exist. Someof it is at different agencies," Sgt. Thibert said.

Butthat's only part of the puzzle.

"We'rehoping that people who knew stuff back then, who may have been reluctant tocome forward, come forward [now]," she said.

Joneshopes they do, too.

"There'sa killer out there, who got away with murder," Jones said. "He's gotten awaywith murder for more than 30 years."

Detectivessay new tips have already come in, and say they want to bring closure to thosewho knew and loved Ward.

Anyonewith information should call Detective Thibert at 419-698-7102.

Mobile users, click on the"Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Tornado watch, flash flood warning issued for region

    Tornado watch, flash flood warning issued for region

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-02-24 21:59:01 GMT

    A tornado watch is in effect for most of Region 8 counties.

    A tornado watch is in effect for most of Region 8 counties.

  • UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall

    UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-02-24 18:30:25 GMT
    UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)
    UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)UAMS in Little Rock (Source: KATV)

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.

  • Two arrested in kidnapping of missing girl

    Two arrested in kidnapping of missing girl

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-23 21:36:59 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-02-24 13:36:28 GMT

    Two people were in custody Friday after their arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Mississippi County girl. 

    Two people were in custody Friday after their arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Mississippi County girl. 

Powered by Frankly