Franklin Delano Floyd was raised in an orphanage and served time for raping a child and bank robbery when he disappeared after assualting a woman in 1973. He surfaced as Trenton Davis in Oklahoma City in 1975 with a daughter, a toddler he named Suzanne. By 1984, his name was Warren Marshall and her name was Sharon.
After moving to Tampa, "Warren" forced Sharon to work in a strip club and work as a prostitute. They fled after Sharon's friend, Cheryl Comesso, disappeared in 1989.
Sharon Marshall's story has captured international attention (including a cover story in U.K.'s True Detective magazine). Readers of A Beautiful Child around the globe are trying to help solve the mystery of her true identity.
Three years after fleeing Georgia, "Trenton Davis" was in Oklahoma City with his "daughter" Suzanne. They would move to several other locales before settling near Atlanta, Georgia in the 1980s.
The Brilliant Student
An honors student, Sharon was a Who's Who Among High School Students in America and earned a full scholarship to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech University.
Sharon's son Michael was transformed from a troubled boy to a bubbly first grader. But "Warren," now known as "Clarence," couldnt' stay away and kidnapped Michael from his first grade classroom.
An international best seller, A Beautiful Child is an unforgettable true story of one young woman's struggle to survive and even flourish under the grip of extreme evil.
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"A Beautiful Masterpiece"
This Book Will Break Your Heart
As you read Matt Birkbeck's stunningly powerful book A BEAUTIFUL CHILD, you will soon realize that though he is razor focused on the disturbing and gut-wrenching case of Sharon Marshall, he is writing a tome to the millions of the lost, battered, and abused children of America.
His research is impeccable; his story-telling captivating. You will not be able to put this book down until you know....
Within its story, Mr Birkbeck also relates the shameful history of missing children and how their absence was treated by law enforcement up and until the late 80's. I don't know how families stood for this as estimates reported close to a million children a year went missing.
The story of Sharon Marshall is shocking. It has activated hundreds of thousands around the world.
The good news is the advancements made by organizations dedicated to finding lost children has raced the percentages to finding the recently missing to as high as 95 per cent.
Read this book. Then join the fight.