NORWALK, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that three men are now facing charges in connection with the murder of Michael Sheppard, who was last seen alive in Huron County 14 years ago.
Last week, prosecutors with Attorney General DeWine’s Special Prosecutions Section presented the case to a Huron County grand jury, which returned indictments for two counts of murder and one count of aggravated robbery against each of the following three suspects:
Scott Hall, 44, of Clyde, Ohio
Joshua Stamm, 35, of Titusville, Florida
Adam White, 34, of Sandusky, Ohio
The three suspects were arrested, following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
According to investigators, the suspects shot Sheppard to death in May 2003 during a drug-related dispute. The 35-year-old’s body has not yet been located.
Local authorities requested that BCI take over the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sheppard’s disappearance in 2009. Over the course of the past 14 years, a number of law enforcement agencies contributed to the investigation including the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Huron Police Department, Kelleys Island Police Department, Norwalk Police Department, Perkins Township Police Department, and Sandusky Police Department.
Anyone with information on the location of Michael Sheppard’s remains should call 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446).