I spoke with one of the federal investigators who put Franklin Floyd in prison in 1995 (for kidnapping Michael Hughes) and passed along the tidbit from one of Sharon's classmates about hearing a toddler in the background during phone calls with Sharon.
His first thought was that perhaps it was Sharon's child. Then he thought again and suggested that the boy was another of Floyd's victims, stolen from his mother and headed for destination unknown.
There's really no way to know, but it does open a door into Floyd's world and prompts discussion as to whether he was even more of a monster than we believed.
As it stands he's still rotting in a Florida prison. Anyone hoping he'd get zapped into oblivion anytime soon will be disappointed to know some of the evidence from his trial was lost and he'll most likely avoid the executioner and live out the rest of his days on the taxpayers dime behind bars.
I've heard from a good number of readers who want to visit with Floyd hoping a passionate appeal would somehow lead him to divulging Sharon's origins. Forget it. You'd have better luck trying to talk a banana into peeling itself. I spent six hours with the man during prison interviews and came to the (quick) conclusion he was more than a sociopath - he was a vicious killer. That opinion was quickly formed after Floyd showed me disturbing photos he took of a severely beaten, nearly unconscious Cheryl Commesso. He obtained the photos while representing himself during his murder trial, and they revealed how he had burned the young woman with cigarettes throughout her body. He also left her bloodied and near death before shooting her twice in the head.
We'll keep everyone posted when new leads come in.
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