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Sheridan Wahl: Florida woman's dead body was 'laid out on grass', reveals 911 caller

A disturbing 911 call has been released, made after the body of Sheridan Wahl was found behind a South Carolina fire station
Sheridan Wahl's burnt-out car was found in a cornfield 10 miles away from her body (Kelly DeArment Wahl/Facebook)
Sheridan Wahl's burnt-out car was found in a cornfield 10 miles away from her body (Kelly DeArment Wahl/Facebook)

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA: A disturbing 911 call has been released by officials, made after the body of missing Florida woman Sheridan Wahl was found behind a South Carolina fire station. 21-year-old Wahl's burnt-out car was found in a cornfield 10 miles away from her body. The 911 caller made a grisly discovery before she contacted the police.

“I’m going to need the sheriff’s department to 630 West Highway 378. We have found a body on our property,” the 911 caller reportedly said on September 21. “Oh my gosh,” the dispatcher replied. “OK. Was it wrapped or anything or just laying out?” “Nope, she’s just laid out on the, laid out on the grass,” the caller reportedly said.


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Sheridan Wahl was found dead in South Carolina two days after she went missing. Wahl, who had gone to Myrtle Beach to visit her father, never made it home. Her mother had written a desperate post on Facebook, urging people to help find her. She later updated the post saying, "We are heartbroken beyond belief to share the news that our beloved Sheridan Lynne Wahl has passed."


Similar incidents

In a similar incident, the body of missing student Miya Marcano was discovered in a wooded area near Tymber Skan apartments in Orange County, where the man suspected of having abducted her once lived. Search crews found her body around 10.45 am on Saturday, September 2, near the dilapidated apartment, Orange County Sheriff John Mina confirmed at a press conference.

Miya Marcano was last seen around 5 pm on Friday, September 24, near the University of Central Florida in Orlando, at the Arden Villas apartments on Arden Villas Boulevard. Deputies started searching for Marcano on Sunday, September 26. She was a sophomore at the nearby Valencia Community College and worked in the complex’s onsite leasing office. Marcano's apartment had been found in disorder, with bloodstains on a pillow.

In another incident, an 18-year-old woman from Michigan, Brynn Bills, was reported missing in early August. Michigan State Police announced on Wednesday, September 29, that human remains were found buried in the backyard of a home in Alpena Township and are believed to be that of Bills'. The remains were identified based on her tattoos. The home in the backyard of which Bills' remains were found belongs to Joshua Wirgau. He has been named a "person of interest" in the case. As of now, however, no evidence has been found to prove that Wirgau and Bills had any ties.

In the aftermath of Gabby Petito's homicide

This incident comes amid the manhunt for Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend Gabby Petito was killed while the two were on a trip. Laundrie's whereabouts are currently unknown. In her first-ever tweet, Nicole Schmidt, Gabby Petito's mother, demanded that Brian Laundrie turn himself in. “Mama bear is getting angry!” Nichole Schmidt wrote. “Turn yourself in!”. She further wrote, “@josephpetito agrees”, accompanied by the hashtags '#justiceforgabby' and '#americasdaughter'. The tweet gathered 7.4K likes and 1.1K retweets within the first two hours.