Real Name: Tracy Jo Shine
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Date: April 8, 1987
Occupation: Occupation Unknown
Date of Birth: December 7, 1962
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: None known
Details: Tracy Jo Shine was murdered by Michael Neal after he mistakenly believed that she had become a police informant for his illegal drug activity. Police sources report she had agreed to testify against him in a drive-by shooting in exchange for reduced charges for her drug arrest. It is believed he dismembered her body and stored the parts in a refrigerator for several months before he and his brother purchased muriatic acid and disposed of them. While Neal was incarcerated for a separate crime, evidence found in the refrigerator was linked to Tracy Jo through mitochondrial DNA. He is now serving a life sentence for the crime. Her family would really prefer to give Tracy the burial she deserves, but Neal refuses to identify the location of her body.
Suspects: Michael Neal
Extra Notes: This case was also profiled on Forensic Files and The New Detectives.
Results: Unsolved. Shine's remains have yet to be located. Michael Neal has since died in prison.
- Tracy Jo Shine memorial page
- Prisoner pleads guilty to murder of girlfriend in '87 killing
- Unhappy Trails
- Tracy's case on the Charley Project
- Tracy Jo Shine at Find a Grave