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Find Sherry Melissa Eyerly!

Find Sherry Melissa Eyerly!
Find Sherry Melissa Eyerly!

Find Sherry Melissa Eyerly!
She was working at a pizza place at the time.
She was leaving to deliver a pizza and
Was headed to the address of the customer.
But she was never seen again.
This happened over 37 years ago.
Where is this missing and once teen girl?

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Details

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Missing Person: Sherry Melissa Eyerly
Missing Since
07/04/1982
Missing From
Salem, Oregon
Classification
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
12/06/1963 (55 years old current age)
Age when last seen
18 years old
Height and Weight
5’2, 100 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A red, white and blue Domino’s Pizza shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Eyerly has a one-inch scar on her right eyebrow, a one-inch scar under her chin, an eight-inch surgical scar on her lower spine, and the initials “TB” tattooed between her left thumb and forefinger.

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Circumstances

Sherry Melissa Eyerly had a part-time job delivering pizzas. She worked for a Domino’s Pizza franchise in Salem, Oregon in 1982. She had just graduated from Sprague High School and was living with a cousin in an apartment in south Salem. She was called into work in on July 4, 1982.

Eyerly left work at 9:30 P.M. that day to deliver a pizza. It was to be for an address on Riverhaven Drive south, near Brown Island Road. And it was in a remote area of Salem. She has never been heard from again.

Eyerly’s pizza delivery van was found abandoned later that evening. The parking brake was set and the door was open. Three large boxes of pizza lay on the ground. And Eyerly’s hat lay nearby. There was no sign of a struggle, however.

Police determined that the address Eyerly was supposed to go to was fictitious. The person who called in the delivery had also given a false name. The call had been placed from a hotel in Salem.

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After Disappearance

The day after the teenager’s disappearance, someone placed a call to the Domino’s Pizza where she worked. They demanded a ransom for her safe return. The caller did not communicate with them again, however. And nobody ever attempted to collect any money.

Darrell J. Wilson was classified as a suspect in Eyerly’s case for many years. He committed suicide a month after her disappearance. He did this just hours after being questioned by police about it. He had at first denied knowing Eyerly but later admitted being acquainted with her. He drove a lime-green pickup truck similar to a vehicle that was seen near the site of Eyerly’s disappearance shortly before she vanished.

After her disappearance, Wilson painted the truck brown. He was camping at Elkhorn Lake, thirty-four miles east of Salem, the night Eyerly disappeared. But he was gone from the campsite between 6:30 P.M. on July 4 and 3:30 A.M. on July 5. Authorities searched his vehicle for physical evidence connecting him to Eyerly’s case, but found nothing.

Later events convinced police he was not involved in her disappearance.

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William Scott Smith

In December 2007, authorities announced William Scott Smith had pleaded guilty to murder in Eyerly’s case. He is already serving two life terms in prison for the abduction, rape and strangulation murders of two Salem women. His guilty plea in Eyerly’s presumed death means another life sentence will be added.

He said that he and an accomplice, Roger Noseff, had planned to abduct another female. She was also a Domino’s Pizza worker. He planned to hold her for ransom. But the woman was not working that night and they kidnapped Eyerly instead. He stated he strangled her to death afterwards.

Smith said it was Noseff who made the ransom call to Domino’s. Noseff died of cancer in 2003 and was never charged in Eyerly’s case.

Smith said he dumped Eyerly’s body the Pudding River, which is also where he placed the remains of his other two victims. Searches of the area turned up nothing, but the Pudding River has flooded many times since 1982 and any evidence may have been lost.

Eyerly’s body has never been located, but foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved.

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Appeal

Sherry Melissa Eyerly has been missing for 37 years. She is presumed to not be alive, and authorities are looking for her body. We have a good idea of what happened to her. Though she may not be found alive, her loved ones still want to know what happened to her and they. Multiple suspects were involved in her case and two died for different reasons. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Sherry Melissa Eyerly? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Detective Mike Myers

1-503-540-8096

Cold Case Squad
1-503-540-8006
You may contact your local law enforcement or 9-1-1.

NamUs Case Number: MP6048
Agency Case Number: 82-100070

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Sherry Melissa Eyerly has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
A cousin of this missing and once teen girl has written a piece about her. Click here and learn more.
A suspect was arrested after Sherry Melissa Eyerly’s case after her 25th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
WEBSLEUTHS has a page devoted to Sherry Melissa Eyerly’s disappearance. Charley Project Page.
REDDIT has a lengthy, detailed page devoted to Sherry Melissa Eyerly. It has a link to an article by her cousin. Click here and learn more.
Sherry Melissa Eyerly has a NamUs profile. The above images are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Sherry Melissa Eyerly’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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