Friday, February 9, 2024

The Murder of Shannon Steele


Shannon Steele was murdered at the age of 29 on December 28th, 2017. The young woman lived in Demopolis, Alabama at the time of her death. Shannon was found deceased inside the residence that she shared with her young children. She had been shot to death by her killer(s).  

Police went to Shannon's residence shortly after 3:10 PM on the day of her murder. According to reports, an officer went to the apartment on Queensbury Lane to "serve papers to someone there." The officer unexpectedly encountered a 4-year-old boy at the residence, who said that someone killed his mother. 

Police subsequently entered the home and found Shannon's body in a back bedroom. It was determined that she had been fatally shot. It also appeared that her murder occurred in front of her two youngest children: her 4-year-old son, who led police to his mother's body, and her 4-month-old daughter, who was found physically unharmed in that same back bedroom. Shannon's two older children were not home at the time of the killing. 

Years have passed, and Shannon's murder remains unsolved. Her children and several other loved ones are left without answers. Shannon had spent the Christmas holiday with her family just days before her murder. Her family members never expected that the holiday celebration would be the last time they'd see Shannon alive. 

There is very little information available about the investigation into Shannon's murder. In 2020, WVUA 23 reported that that a total of $20,000 is available for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of her killer(s). If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact Demopolis Police Department at (334) 289-3073 or the DPD Tip Line at (334) 216-4077.

ABC 11
Project: Cold Case
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