When a mom of five leaves an unhealthy marriage, she resettles in remote Keddie, California with her children, not knowing that their fresh start will soon come to a tragic end. Evil walks into Cabin #28 and modern-day investigators seek to rectify the mistakes of their predecessors in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Pictured clockwise from top left: homicide victims Sue Sharp (age 36), John Sharp (age 15), Dana Wingate (age 17) and Tina Sharp (age 12). Family photos.
Pictured: Cabin #28 at the Keddie Resort. Sue Sharp lived in the cabin with her 5 children. The murders occurred in its living room. Photo from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
Sue Sharp was a loving mother of 5. Here, she’s pictured with her children, 2 of whom were murdered along with her in April of 1981. Family photo.
Pictured: Cabin #28, from an alternate viewpoint. Photo from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
This crime scene photo shows some of the blood stains on the carpet where 3 of the murders occurred. Photo from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
Two investigators examine a bloodstain on the wallpaper in the room where 3 of the murders occurred. Photo from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
Pictured: Page 1 of the original hand-written police report. Photo from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
Pictured: evidence items including a hammer and knife (murder weapons) and a tape cassette containing a call recording. Photo from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
Pictured: Martin Smartt. He was a neighbor of the Sharp’s at the time of the murders, and is considered a suspect.
Sources used to research this episode:
Murder in Cabin 28: Why Investigators Say They Are Closer Than Ever to Solving the Keddie Murders Case (Madison Wade / ABC 10)
Inside the Search for the Keddie Cabin Killers 35 Years After a Family Was Slaughtered (Jeff Truesdell / People)
The Mystery Behind the Keddie Cabin Murders Explained (Jennifer Deutschmann / Grunge.com)
Keddie Murders Revisited Part 1 (Victoria Metcalf / Plumas News)
Keddie Murders Revisited Part 2 (Victoria Metcalf / Plumas News)
Keddie Murders Revisited Part 3: Hypnosis, Counselor’s Revelations, Mob Connections (Victoria Metcalf / Plumas News)
Unsolved Mystery of the Keddie Cabin Murders (Historic Mysteries)
Exorcising Ghosts of the Past / New Owner Hopes To Reopen Resort Haunted by 20-Year-Old Slayings (Kevin Fagan / SF Gate)
‘People Magazine Investigates After Show’ : How Solving Keddie Murders Is ‘Personal’ for Investigators
Page 4 of the April 13, 2011Edition of the Chester Progressive
If you know anything about the murders of Sue Sharp, John Sharp, Tina Sharp and Dana Wingate, please contact the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office at 530-283-6375.