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Real Name: Shannon Mohr Davis
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Date: July 23, 1980
Details: Shannon Davis seemed to have a good life with her loyal loving husband, David, but while they were out horseback riding, he suddenly came back claiming that she had been thrown from her horse and hurt. An investigation of the scene revealed something suspicious; that she happened to die from a blow to the head with a single rock in an open area.
Suspects: David was immediately suspected in his haste to cremate Shannon's body and obtain the money in her life insurance policy. Her parents had to get a court order to prevent it. It has also been revealed that he was engaging in several shady activities, but before the authorities could make an arrest, he vanished.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 29, 1987 episode. David Davis was profiled on America’s Most Wanted, and the case was documented on American Justice and Forensic Files.
Results: Solved. After several years on the run, David was finally arrested by U.S. Marshals in Samoa. He was convicted of Shannon's murder and sentenced to life in prison. David Davis died in a prison hospital in 2014.
- Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story
- Man Finally Jailed After 7-year Run
- My Life of Crime Blogspot
- Shannon Davis at Find a Grave