Unsolved: Sheron Cheney (1997)

Sheron Kaye Cheney was last seen in 1997 at a campsite at Hyatt Lake, but her body was found on a dirt roadway just a short distance away. All signs have pointed to one person throughout this murder investigation, but that doesn't mean the case was solved

Posted: Feb 17, 2017 10:02 AM
Updated: Nov 8, 2017 9:15 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Sheron Kaye Cheney was last seen in 1997 at a campsite at Hyatt Lake - but her body was found on a dirt roadway just a short distance away on Old Hyatt Prairie Road.

All signs have pointed to one person throughout this murder investigation, but that doesn’t mean the case is closed.

After the initial confusion in this case 20 years ago, Cheney’s murder remains at a standstill.

The autopsy found Cheney had significant marks on her body that indicated she was thrown out of a moving car. This led investigators to focus on her boyfriend, Glenn Keagle.

But despite being the last person she was seen with, Keagle had his own story about what happened. 

“She wandered off from the campground, and he had no idea how she got to where she was," Sgt. Eric Fox of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators note Cheney had what was labeled as a “diminished mental capacity” – ultimately supporting the possibility that Cheney, did in fact, wander off. But the inconsistencies in Keagle's story, plus the fact that he was the last person to see Cheney, led to a mountain of suspicion, but only a molehill of actual evidence...

“In our belief, there’s a guy out there that murdered somebody, but we don’t have enough information to do anything about it,” said Fox.     

Eventually, Keagle refused to talk to police and moved back out of the state. But despite the confidence that Keagle had something to do Cheney’s murder, there’s only one way this case closes for good.

“It would take a confession," said Fox. "If he did this, he needs to own up to it and get closure for Sheron Cheney’s family.”               

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