By Clarke Kent
On Nov 10 2017 WAVY 10 Jason Marks authored an article entitled “In Va Beach, Parents Die Before Justice in Daughter’s Death” in which he tells part of the story. He interviews a neighbor named Sally Meyer. Bill in 2011 reveals “Almost every hour and every minute reminds you that your daughter is no longer there.” The neighbor, Sally Meyer reveals that “I saw Bill laying there on the ground” Justice has spoken to Bill’s girlfriend Pat who told me that when she arrived she discovered Bill laying on his back with his arms side by side with his body. She is a nurse and took his pulse and knew he had died. Pat and I have met numerous times and I can say she brought some joy and comfort to Bill, especially when he was diagnosed with cancer. She spent quality time with Bill and I know that Bill appreciated her comfort and partnership. The author closes his piece by stating “Sadly Bill and Charlotte won’t see what they fought so hard for, the face of the person who brutally took Shellie’s life. It’s now up to neighbors to keep that hope alive.” What is missing is that great effort by the Justice for Shellie group to identify the killer and not only look in the face of the killer, but to find justice for Shellie. See attachment.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The parents of a teenage Virginia Beach woman never saw justice in their daughter’s death.
10 On Your Side has been covering the unsolved murder of Shellie Carson since 2005. That’s when someone killed the 18-year-old in the King’s Grant neighborhood.
Shellie’s parents Charlotte and Bill spent years raising awareness about the murder.
“There was like a wave of disbelief,” said Sally Meyer, the Carsons’ neighbor.
In August 2005, shock hit the Kings Grant community.
“Of course everybody wanted to know who it was,” Meyer said.
Shellie Carson was found just yards from her bike. Her body badly beaten.
“When it became apparent it was Shellie there were no words,” Meyer said.
Carson was last heard from on the way to the store. Her death crushed her parents.
“It was just sadness beyond what I can tell you,” Meyer added.
In the years after her death, Bill and Charlotte led the charge to find the person who killed Shellie.
“Almost every hour and every minute reminds you that your daughter is no longer there,” Bill Carson told 10 On Your Side back in 2011.
The Carsons were right there as the community rallied for answers.
“It’s a sad, sad thing that a person 18 years old would be struck down so viciously,” Bill Carson added.
The leads ran cold, and in 2012, Charlotte lost her battle with cancer. Thursday, Bill, who also had cancer, passed away outside his home.
“I saw Bill laying there on the ground,” said neighbor Don Meyer.
Neighbors say Shellie’s murder was a heavy burden on her parents.
“I think Bill’s heart was broken and Charlotte’s as well,” Sally Meyer added. “Nobody should ever have to lose a child in a situation that was horrific as that was.”
Sadly Bill and Charlotte won’t see what they fought so hard for, the face of the person who brutally took Shellie’s life. It’s now up to neighbors to keep that hope alive.
“I think people would like some closure and to know that justice was served and somebody was held accountable for what happened,” Sally Meyer said.