Missing since January 2, 1998 from Hamilton, Ontario
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Sheryl Sheppard, who shared a Stoney Creek apartment with her mother has been missing under suspicious circumstances since January 2, 1998. She may have been missing since New Years Day.
Sheppard was born and raised in Hamilton and attended Notre Dame High School until grade 10. She married at 21 but the marriage lasted less than six months. A second marriage lasted one year. Sheppard worked at Tim Hortons at Sanford Avenue North and Cannon Street East in Hamilton since it opened September 1997.
Her fiance proposed to her live on Hamilton's television station ONtv on New Year's Eve, she accepted a marriage proposal this television appearance is believed to be the last time anyone saw her. Friends say the two had dated for about two years, and he had moved into the apartment with Sheppard and her mother several months before.
Her fiance was to have dropped her off at the Concord Hotel in Niagara Falls for a dancing gig on January 2, but police say she never arrived at the hotel. The Concord manager said she was not scheduled to work his establishment and he has never seen her. Friends and family say she had a stormy relationship with her fiance.
She was supposed to have picked up her mother at the Pearson Airport January 4, but she never showed up. A check of her apartment turned up her wallet and identification.
Foul play may have occurred
Her fiance was found in a storage locker with his car running.
Investigators Hamilton Police Service
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective Peter Thom
Hamilton Police Service
Agency Case Number: 98-501950
Hamilton Police Major Crime Unit