3, POSSIBLY 4 CARS UNDERWATER ARE STILL UNIDENTIFIED
The search for missing mom and nurse Toni Lee Sharpless will continue on Thursday, just outside of Philadelphia on the banks of the Schuylkill River. The area of interest is still a boat ramp, less than a mile from the home of Philly 76er Willie Green, where Sharpless was last seen leaving on 8/23/09. Five cars were located and “cleared”. (Meaning they were not Toni Sharpless’ car.) However, there are still 3 vehicles, (possibly four) that were identified by sonar equipment used by Texas EquuSearch. Family members and onlookers seemed distraught Friday when Police pulled out of the search, but according to police they just weren’t expecting to retrieve the number of cars they did and did not have the manpower or appropriate equipment to remove that many cars. So they will return Thursday with a crane to remove all the cars, including those still unidentified. First, divers will enter the water to locate and identify the vehicles still not cleared. Police believe the other vehicles may have been discarded for insurance purposes or possibly involved in other crimes. Police have barricaded the entrance of the ramp to avoid anyone from attemtping to remove or tamper with possible evidence.
The area identified by the work of Tim Miller from Texas EquuSearch, is an area of interest because it would have been possible to mistake the river for a road, and Toni could have simply driven in, especially given the circumstances; it was dark, and she had allegedly been drinking. Stay tuned we will have to wait until Thursday for answers.