ResidentsAt a hotel Festus, MissouriWitnesses to the scene were horrified to see two dogs covered in blood roaming around near the parking lot. ThePolice were immediately involved and followed the blood trail and the dogs until they discovered. Jill Tom Estes’ deceased bodies. Investigation Discovery’s ‘See No Evil: The Blood Trail’ takes the viewer through the gruesome murder and shows how the perpetrator turned out to be a serial killer. Let’s take a closer look at this case and find out where the killer isAt the moment, shall we?
How Did Jill Tom Estes Die?
OriginallyFrom Arkansas, Jill Tom EstesYou stayed at an Inn in FestusYou must register in order to attend a graduation celebration. TheyThe inn allowed them to keep their pets. However, Jill TomThey had no idea they would be the two last victims of a serial killer. Described as quite helpful and cheery, the couple’s loved ones mentioned how a crime fueled by rage took two beautiful lives away from the world.
On June29.08.2008 Residents at the Festus hotel noticed that the couple’s dogs were roaming around the parking lot while being completely covered in blood. AlarmedThe people immediately reported the police. However, officers were unable to locate the pair in their bedroom. HoweverThe authorities used the dogs to search for missing people and managed to follow a 1.5-mile blood trail to their bodies.
InterestinglyThe bodies were found behind a local gas station. Police realized that Jill TomThey were killed elsewhere and then dumped on the spot. MoreoverAn autopsy later revealed that the dogs had been beaten to death. The dogs were not present at the time. ThusWith two bodies in their hands, the police opened a thorough investigation into homicide.
Who Killed Jill Tom Estes?
InterestinglyEven while you are investigating Jill Tom’s murder, the police were on the lookout for a serial killer named Nicholas SheleySix unrelated murders were committed against him. Illinois. AccordingThe police were also present at the show. Sheley’s trail when his DNA was found at the crime scenes, and his wife agreed to testify against him. HoweverWhile SheleyOfficers started an investigation into the missing persons, but they remained unaccounted for. Jill Tom’s death before extracting a foreign DNA sample from the crime scene.
Much to everyone’s surprise, the DNA matched Sheley’s, making the police realize that the serial killer was behind the double murder. Moreover, SheleyNumerous CCTV cameras also captured the incident, which allowed detectives to build a timeline and prove that it was true. SheleyWas responsible for the killings Tom Jill.
ByThe suspect was already under a national manhunt. Authorities even plastered his photo all over social media, television and newspapers. ThankfullyTheir plan worked and police received the news. SheleyHe spent his days in Granite City. ThusOn July1. 2008: Authorities followed some valuable tips that led to their arrest SheleyFrom outside a bar
Where Is Nicholas Sheley Now?
OnceSubmitted in court for the murders IllinoisHe was convicted on each charge, and was sentenced to six years in prison, plus a few more years for the remaining charges. HoweverAs IllinoisAlthough he did not receive the death penalty, prosecutors had him extradited. Missouri, where he was tried for his crimes. Jill Tom Estes’ murder in 2017. NeverthelessBefore the case could reach a juror trial, SheleyHe pleaded guilty each to two counts of first-degree murder as well as armed criminal activity.
AsAs a result, he received two life sentences without parole and two additional 75 year prison terms for armed crime action. MoreoverThe judge also mentioned that he had been a good friend of his. MissouriHis sentences would be consecutive and concurrent with the one he received in Illinois. ThusWithout parole in sight, Nicholas SheleyHe is currently incarcerated at Lawrence Correctional CenterIn Sumner, Illinois.
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