It's been ten years since the publication of A Beautiful Child and the one enduring question that had yet to be answered is "who was Sharon Marshall?"
There are thousands of readers around the world who've asked me that question, while many at organizations such as the Doe Network have tried to conduct their own searches. Readers sent names of missing children wto me, and I forwarded them to either the National Center for Missing Children in D.C. or Joe Fitzpatrick, the retired FBI agent who lead the investigation into the Michael Hughes kidnapping. While we had Sharon's DNA sample, nothing matched.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, I received a call from Joe informing me that Sharon had finally been positively identified. The details were sketchy, but he gave me the name. I then spoke to her family today (Friday). The news was true. I can't share all the details, but here's what I can say....
Her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis and she was from North Carolina.
For those who read the book, you'll recall Floyd fled Florida in 1973 after violating his parole. He ended up in North Carolina a year later using another alias and met a recently divorced woman with four children - three young daughters and infant son. Floyd and the woman later married, and in 1975 the woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a minor crime. When she was released Floyd was gone and so where her children. She found two daughters at a local social services agency, where Floyd had taken them. The mother went to the local police and FBI and tried to file kidnapping charges but they declined to investigate saying that since Floyd was their stepfather he apparently had a right to take the children.
Three months later, Floyd and Suzanne, then six years old, were in Oklahoma City. Her little brother was never found. The mother and her family, including her parents, brother and sister-in-law, never gave up the search. Alas, there wasn't much to go on.
Earlier this year the FBI interviewed Floyd in prison in Florida and somehow gleaned the info about the woman. They visited with her in June, showed her the photos of Floyd and Suzanne (her sitting on his lap). The woman immediately identified him as her husband and Sharon as her daughter. The agents took a DNA sample and four weeks later (in July) visited with the mother again to inform her the test was a positive match.
The young woman we knew as Sharon Marshall was indeed Suzanne.
The FBI then shared with her some details of Suzanne's sad fate, but recommended she read A Beautiful Child. The woman and her surviving children and family all read the book. Needless to say they are devastated. The agents also told the family not to discuss the case given they were also looking into the disappearance of Suzanne's son Michael.
Floyd apparently was also willing to give some information about Michael but sadly, he admitted to killing Michael and, I'm told, the FBI was resigned to believe him.
The agents called the family this week with the news that Michael was likely dead. They have an idea of the location of his remains and plan to search the area.
Since the authorities in North Carolina didn't take a missing person report, Suzanne was never listed in any missing persons database, which is why it has been impossible to this point to find her. Suzanne's story was heartbreaking and, judging by reader responses, has touched them deeply, which is why many who have read the book and followed this case have kept it alive these years with their sleuthing, web postings and discussions. And that's why law enforcement remained involved for so long, with the incredible work of the FBI that brought it to a close. Others who had always been involved in the search include Gerry Nance of the NCMEC (since retired), Ed Kumiega, Asst. U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma City, Bob Schock and Mark DeSearo of the St. Petersburg, Fla Police Dept and of course, Joe Fitzpatrick.
Joe retired from the FBI in the late 1990s but since our initial meeting fishing amidst the snakes in OKC in 2003, he and I have remained in steady contact. He funneled suggestions from readers to FBI officials, helped facilitate with Gerry Nance a number of DNA tests, and remained an integral part of the search for Sharon. There were some DNA tests where we had our hopes up, only to be eventually dashed. You'll recall Joe had resolved every one of his cases...except for one.
Now there are none.
In addition, our deep thanks and appreciation go to the FBI in Oklahoma City. There are other details I can't share yet but take my word they did amazing work.
Suzanne's family is still digesting all of this and will need some time. In addition, there may be a meeting with Suzanne's surviving daughter (whom you'll recall she gave birth to in New Orleans in 1989).
I'm in contact with the daughter, a beautiful college grad, who's expressed an interest in meeting her biological family. That may now happen sooner than later.
And finally, we can now put Suzanne's real name on her tombstone at the Park Grove Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Suzanne Marie Sevakis.
10/3/2014 12:33:17 pm
All my questions are answered, but there is no closure. Poor little Suzanne. Knowing is like reopening a wound and pouring salt in it. Poor little girl. No one was even really looking for her. Matt Birkbeck, how are the answers affecting you?
8/18/2015 06:52:09 am
1/23/2016 02:49:19 am
What I want to know is, with a rap sheet going back years why was this man ever allowed back on the streets? If there was a Federal 3 Strikes You're Out law this scum wouldn't have committed the majority of crimes he did. Too bad.
3/7/2017 12:47:55 pm
Are you kidding? Sharia Law???? OMG to women everywhere!!!! What a set back :(
3/20/2017 02:59:11 am
How did the girl die?
6/17/2017 03:02:24 pm
Sharia law, STFU you moron. This whole case is a clusterfuck of clusterfucks. The Suzanne and her little brother were betrayed by the system that was supposed to protect them. Suzanne seemed like a bright girl that was put through hell time and time again. I hope there is a heaven so that she can be given the hope and love she didn't receive in this life. When I hear this story it makes me lose hope that the human race can be saved. There is so much evil in this world I pray to god that the next world exists so that evil pricks like Floyd can feel the despair and hurt they inflict on good people that don't deserve it.
2/18/2018 01:24:48 pm
Ana: there is a federal 3x law! Most of his convictions were not federal, and they occurred in multiple states.
3/29/2019 08:07:54 pm
Why didn’t her scumbag mother ever look for her?
11/30/2020 02:02:06 pm
You expressed my thoughts perfectly.
1/16/2021 12:26:14 pm
Children too often fall between the cracks because they aren't important to law enforcement or the Courts. They don't vote, nor do they contribute to political campaigns. They are non-entities. It seems their abusers/killers face no real consequences for their actions from the legal system.
8/18/2015 06:42:40 pm
12/29/2015 11:31:07 pm
God is kind of an asshole if he lets a little girl be raped for years and then murdered because he doean't like divorce.
2/5/2016 04:43:14 pm
@Rachel - Exactly. If anything, it shows how easy it really is (or at least, was) for people to get away with these terrible crimes as long as they develop elaborate schemes to evade the law, move from place to place, change their name and live constantly on the run.
2/12/2016 02:26:33 am
God had nothing to do with this story. This story is pure evil. Seems like anything or anyone who came near Floyd was damned.
6/2/2016 02:34:42 pm
I'm a born again Christian...with that stated God hates all sin. Sometimes dovorce is inevitable. You are correct in moms being weary of pedophilles but I imagine God is more angry that local police & FBI did NOTHING to investigate & see if the kids were ok. When a step-dad disappears with 2 kids, leaves others with the State & no answers while his wife *and the maternal parent) was in jail for 30 days...common sense is to INVESTIGATE the man! I believe because he was a white male, he received privilege & the children's welfare was at stake. IF this is any indication of the kind of men & treatment women faced during this time period...no wonder they DIVORCED
6/2/2016 02:39:58 pm
@Rachel & Lynnx-no...you are assholes actually depraved evil ones. The anti-Christ spirit & Luceferian club you evidently belong to (where blaspheming God is easy for you) ARE the ones behind growing pedophilia & family distingrgation incl sexualizing of our kids and women. It wouldn't surprise me if you both participated in it. The original poster is just naïve & slightly dumb.
1/9/2017 09:44:14 am
Yes, she wrote a bad check...a check for diapers. Also, the pervert drained the checking account...ever consider that?
4/11/2019 10:26:44 pm
You're speaking for God saying He hates divorce? And you figure Sharia law is the answer. You need to get your meds refilled guy. The last thing we need is more laws made FOR men, BY men backed by 'men' like you.
1/29/2021 09:46:52 pm
I am Michael. I am safe thanks to many friends who have sacrificed a lot to end Haviland wrights reign of abuse. Don’t throw around the word pedophile so freely. Many have tried what they could to save me from this evil man. Who was attempting to build a system of power and control over humanity using well meaning individuals who wanted to rescue people like me. What does it take for you to want to get involved in rescuing a child from an abusive situation? If you don’t does that mean you don’t love that child? Pedophiles live children and appreciate them and are the ones that sacrificed the most in order for me to be saved and to stay alive. I am Sergei Wright. Michael Marshall. Distracting my father Haviland Wright in order to ensure that the rest of my family isn’t in a hostage situation in florida.
10/18/2022 03:45:05 pm
How do you know what "God hates"?Sometimes divorce is nessessary. I can't stand people who must bring there religious dogma into everything.
9/24/2015 03:52:54 pm
HOW CAN THERE BE CLOSURE, WHEN THAT BASTARD IS STILL ALIVE!
6/2/2016 02:43:09 pm
@Gerald *Goldberg*---Right on with that comment about scum cops
12/2/2020 07:45:49 pm
Just finished the book and then googled the rest. How in the hell, 1st is/was a non biological parent within legal right to take the children?! Especially given the amount of domestic/biological abductions, that are illegal! This is a crazy story from start to finish! I also wonder if Floyd couldn't be liked for a suspect in many of the Texas Killing Fields cases..
I am Michael. I appreciate all help I’ve received. We need to act fast. My younger brother and my mother are both safe in Florida. I am okay and safe in 1000 palms California. Currently attempting to prove where my father Haviland Wright is. Because I fear for the rest of my family’s safety. My father is the kidnapper. He is a brutal and cruel individual and I cannot contact my family. I believe my brother and mother could be in a hostage situation if I don’t keep my father distracted long enough to extract them. Look up Sergei Wright or Haviland Wright and find out where he is so I can feel safe with seeking medical attention myself. But I am safe. My father is the only person responsible for everything. He is possibly in Arizona or near me in my apartment sublet in 31737 shelter dr. Thousand palms, CA 92276 apt B. Trust fund inheritance scam and “game”. Or somehow close by to me because I heard his voice today when I was using the restroom. My phone number is +17606778341. I am busy distracting him to save my family. But I am safe now and need help making sure the rest of my family is safe. Facebook messenger add Sergei Wright. Contact me. I can verify everything.
10/3/2014 12:41:28 pm
Thank you Matt for sharing what you can. As more details emerge that can be shared I hope that you will keep us informed. 2 questions?
10/3/2014 12:42:28 pm
... And about uour book being used to educate the family about what happened to their Suzanne? I just can't imagine. You're exhausted and drained, I bet. It's been suc a long road. Thank you so much, by now I feel like i know you, you've invested so much of yourself in this.
10/3/2014 12:50:08 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this information and for all you have done to try and give "Sharon" back her name. My heart goes out to Suzanne's family. Now we can only hope her brother and son Michael will be found. Such a tragic story.
9/1/2020 06:50:03 pm
just kill the BASTARD ALREADY, PEOPLE LIKE THIS GOT AWAY WITH TO MANY CRIMES FROM HIS PAST!! I BLAME THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, HE SHOULD HVE BEEN INVESTAGATED WHEN HE TOOK OFF WITH THE KID, OH DUMB ASS COPS.
1/29/2021 09:41:48 pm
Haviland Wright is the kidnapper. I Michael am safe distracting him long enough until I know my family is safe.
10/3/2014 12:55:22 pm
So there is still a missing male child that Floyd knows something about. You mean to tell me in all that time, in all those investigations, no one questioned his EX WIFE regarding Sharon?
10/3/2014 01:14:04 pm
I'm thinking that since his wife knew him only by an alias, and he married her under the alias, investigators didn't know about the marriage. How could they?
10/5/2014 02:30:04 am
I'm also thinking that this is pre-computer age. Nowadays stuff can be cross-referenced and linked to through the computer, so you can find lotsa' stuff. (Providing it is done properly, the cross-referencing, I mean.)
10/18/2014 05:39:09 am
That is weird she never saw anyghing anywhere no shows no flyers etc I
8/18/2015 11:28:49 am
Actually, aren't there two male children unaccounted for, Suzanne's brother and also her first child that she was pregnant with she graduated from Forest Park High School? Floyd said that he gave that child up for adoption, but is that what really happened and has his father ever been identified?
2/5/2016 04:21:35 pm
Wow, what a coincidence.
Cathy Martinez (maiden name)
11/28/2018 07:38:15 am
Ms. Emanuel, what did you teach? I graduated from FPHS in 1987 and was in Ms. King's AP Chemistry class with Sharon (she will always be Sharon to me) during the 1984-85 SY. I also worked at FPHS from 2000-2005. I spoke with Matt after reading the book and asked if he would please let me know if they ever ID'd Sharon but, I moved and got married after I left FP in '05 so he had no way to get back in touch with me, unfortunately. Sharon was happy and sarcastic (like me! :) while she was at school. She never studied for tests and when I asked her why she said that she had a photographic memory so she didn't have to study. I worked at the movie theater (across from Southlake) and during the grand opening she came in with her boyfriend (which I believe was named Spencer) and her "father"! I asked why he came and she said that since her 'mother had died' that he did not trust her to be around boys without him. When I found out what became of Sharon I became physically ill. Did she know/remember that he had taken her? Did she actually think that her mother had passed? It is such a sad story. I will always remember how funny she was and how much fun we had during class when we should have been paying attention! Rest in Peace, Moose.
8/10/2019 07:56:17 am
Three children unaccounted for. O e she gave birth to that was adopted(probably sold) Her son Micheal and her baby brother that no one ever found. Her to sisters were dropped off at childrens services and Floyd Suzanne and the baby boy disappeared. No one has any idea what ever became of him.
10/3/2014 02:11:37 pm
Thanks be to all of the people who have cared and never forgotten this case!!! I am happy to know that Sharon was really Suzanne, but my heart and soul still hurt for the pain that she felt, and the loss to humanity of a soul that was truly beautiful. If there is a follow-up book, it would be great to call it "A Beautiful Soul"... because she was.
10/3/2014 02:18:28 pm
Wow this is amazing. It's been a couple years since I've checked if there were updates on this case. I first read about the case back in 1998 when doing true crime research and connecting the dots between the different cases and tangled web. So glad they finally know who she was and where she had come from. I'm sure it devastated her family but they had a right to know what had happened to her too. Thanks for the update.
10/4/2014 12:18:58 am
How sad how could nc not want to file a missing persons report if so i feel Sharon would still be with us and she would have never died.
8/3/2015 04:07:35 am
I don't think Suzanne's mother could file a missing person's report. It was the 1970s. Even as late as the early 1980s, women and children were still considered property of the husband. Under the law at that time, it was not illegal for the stepfather to take her. I know it seems insane, today, but that's how it was. So therefore, Suzanne was not legally considered a "missing" person. Her mother and the authorities didn't know his true identity. Due to this, they didn't have any reason to think that Suzanne was in danger. If they had known who Floyd really was, the case would have been handled differently. My mother-in-law's ex-husband stole their infant twin boys back in the 1960s, while she was separated from her ex-husband. No one would help her find them or get them back. Her ex-husband kept moving them around. At one point, when they were older and no longer remembered her, she found them in TX. Her ex wouldn't let them see her. They were so brainwashed against her that they didn't want to see her. They found her, when they were in their 30s.
2/5/2016 04:33:37 pm
Maggie, that is so heartbreaking. It's amazing how child abusers condition and groom their victims. And to think we have a justice system that allows these things to fly under the radar. A mother is forcibly separated from her own children and the law does nothing, unbelievable.
6/2/2016 02:49:24 pm
Maggie-That's heartbreaking & truly evil culture if true that it was normative to be considered the husbands property. I was born in the 70's and it was not normal for us or others in Maryland. I'm soooo glad the boys found her in their 30's. My heart breaks for what I can only imagine this moms pain. In all honesty, I would have hired some muscle to get them back via my own 'kidnapping' and headed overseas or to Canada rather then leave them with a man set upon not allowing me contact with my own children out of spite. Its despicable.
10/4/2014 12:53:57 am
Trying to find some glimmer of light in it all; trying to account for why Suzanne still shone so brightly, still wanted to succeed and live. How she could've managed to love those she loved so much. It must have been those six years she had her mothers love. I thank her for giving our girl that gift.
2/5/2016 04:41:12 pm
Yes; I am curious too. Her actual surname (Sevakis) sounds Greek. In any event, it is not a common last name and I imagine her biological father has been informed as well, he just prefers not to put himself out there.
6/7/2016 11:12:41 pm
I am appalled at how cliff sevakis abandoned his daughter Suzanne. I did some research and it turns out he was (not surprisingly) privileged and highly educated with masters degrees in finance and business. And he has a living daughter and son who are founders of the anime news network website named robin and Justin.
3/12/2020 09:43:54 am
You honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I could say so much more, but I will not. If you are going to judge someone so blindly and harshly, please keep it to yourself. And to put information about his kids and their job...congratulations on your ability to use Facebook.
1/6/2021 04:20:59 pm
6/8/2021 03:18:50 pm
Okay this comment is from five years ago and I doubt anyone will see it. I also know that I have limited knowledge on all of this. But, with this said, I ask that you please DO NOT DRAG CLIFF SEVAKIS THROUGH THE MUD on this manner. IT IS NOT HIS FAULT. HE DID NOT KNOW THAT HE HAD A CHILD. As someone with family connections to this case and knows Cliff, I assure you that he is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and was someone that I admired so much as I child. It was not until the mid 2010’s that DNA testing confirmed the link between these two people and Cliff was informed of his child and her tragic story. Again, I know that I do not know many details, but I do know that ever since Cliff has lived with this knowledge, it has wrecked him mentally with guilt. So many aspects of this story are horrifying and there are people to blame, but Cliff Sevakis is not one of them.
1/13/2022 11:49:47 am
@Noelle, I don't know that many details either but I can say for sure, he knew he had a daughter.
7/20/2022 02:35:59 pm
I agree. It has always bothered me that Sandi seems to take the brunt of the blame for Suzanne ending up with Floyd. She wouldn't have had a write a bad check for diapers if she had adequate child support. It seems like Clifford signed off on his daughter, got a free pass to go on with his life and never looked back. Yet Sandi is villainized in the book and Cliff is painted sympathetically???? And where were his parents when he was unable or unwilling to support his child. Adopt all three kids or none, my ass. That isn't how child services works. He may not have known that, but it sure doesn't look like he nor his family cared to, either.
10/4/2014 02:57:08 am
Thanks so much for posting this. I've been fascinated by Suzanne's case since I first saw it profiled on Unsolved Mysteries. I read your book earlier this year, and I had hoped that after all this time, she would be identified.
3/12/2019 11:55:05 pm
I may be the brother. Contact me please.
8/10/2019 08:03:01 am
Did you ever get contacted? Or contact someone?
3/16/2021 08:49:15 pm
I'm Michelle, Dennis C Brandenburgs oldest child
10/4/2014 04:28:15 am
Matt oh wow! This is a miracle . Hope Lifetime does a two
10/4/2014 04:48:27 am
CRYED MY EYES OUT, HAVE READ BOOK OVER AND OVER, ITS BEEN PASSED AROUND TO ANY OTHERS.... SO HAPPY SEE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, SO SAD FOR HER FAMILY.... PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED, LET HER FAMILY KNOW HOW MUCH WE CARED.
10/4/2014 05:21:21 am
I knew Sharon in high school ....she was a very close friend...I loved her and miss her deeply...she will always be a beautiful young woman with drive and enthusiasm, something he never took...May Suzanne rest in peace and I hope her real family knows that she was loved and cared for by her high school friends here in Georgia
10/18/2014 05:45:59 am
What is her daughters name ? How did they find her
12/4/2014 12:43:43 am
Thank you for being a close friend to my sister if you have anything that you can tell us please email me....... firstname.lastname@example.org
3/19/2015 08:38:33 am
I knew her as Tonya when she worked for my father in Tulsa. My father is the one who paid for her funeral. we have often wondered over the years if she had ever been identified. The last we knew she was Sharon. An old friend of ours recently sent my father and I some pictures from back in the day. A couple of them was of "Tonya". Seeing those photo's brought back so many memories of her and our time of knowing her. Everyone who knew her then, knew she was suffering inside but she always tried her best to be perky and look happy. She never once had a harsh word to say about anyone except for Floyd. And only then it was brief and she would change the subject. I can not express how happy I am to finally know her real name and to know her headstone will be changed. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to her real family. Please know, my father and I love her very much as do anyone of the people from Passion's in Tulsa. We have always felt she was a part of our family and always will be. I pray Michael is safe but if not, then I pray he is in his mommy's loving arms. To her daughter: Your mother was a beautiful kind loving woman. May God be with you all.
8/3/2015 04:15:18 am
2/5/2016 04:56:31 pm
@Serona - Thank you for sharing your story. When she worked as a dancer, you said she was suffering inside. Did she ever say anything that let on how crazy life was with Floyd or that he used to be her stepfather before marrying her? Were there any warning signs?
6/20/2015 12:44:07 pm
Awesome!! What a testimony that she still did her thing and lived a life that positively impacted people around, in spite of, no, regardless of that man's evil!!
8/3/2015 04:11:34 am
Thank you so much for being Suzanne's/Sharon's friend. I'm sure your love and friendship helped her.
10/4/2014 06:00:28 am
I understand her family's devastation. It must be such a horrible time for them. I wonder though, how they did not, in their searches for their missing daughter and son, come upon Floyd's name and his story with little Sharon/Suzanne? It's so well known and so all over the place I just wonder how they didn't see it. Please understand this is not a criticism on the family... perhaps they never had access to the internet? Just wondering, as a search of Floyd's name brings up numerous pictures and information on him and Sharon/Suzanne.
5/3/2017 01:31:11 pm
Maybe like me they just learned of this sad story anddid not know any of his aliases
10/4/2014 06:25:53 am
Thank you for never giving up. Where do you think Michael is? GA Baptist Home..the land there? I have been there, uncanny.
10/4/2014 10:17:38 am
As a mother I cannot begin to imagine what Sharon's mother has had to go through all of these years. God knows what lies that monster told her about her mother and siblings--or worse, maybe he told her the truth! It breaks my heart to think of the life of horror that sweet girl was forced to endure. I would give anything to change this story so that in the end Sharon and her mother and family finally get to experience true happiness and Floyd receives his deserved justice.
10/5/2014 04:06:56 am
Thank you, Liaa, for so eloquently articulating the thoughts that have been banging around in my head the past couple of days.
10/4/2014 08:59:04 pm
I pray that all the other unanswered questions will be answered soon, for this family.
10/5/2014 12:19:09 am
i've obsessed over this case for years, looked at every missing child's photo on the internet. hoping against hope to find a match for this girl. i know a lot of people have. it saddens me even more knowing that she was never even on the radar of possible matches. what a tragic story.
10/5/2014 10:39:31 am
I'm so glad I could be a part of this story I met matt birkbeck in Houston texas when he was writing a deadly secret and he asked if I had any interesting ting stories or cases and I was workingneach week as a hobby on the Sharon marshall case and I showed him the case Nd her sweet face had matt hooked and I gave him the research I had in possible identities but none were matching and he traced her time line and life and write her sad take bringing her to life and telling the story she could it longer tell ! Great job mRr and to all the police and fbi for finally resolving this case ! Truth is supreme reality !
10/6/2014 12:23:40 am
Sorry for the spelling errors I was on my IPhone and the auto speller is so smart is messes up almost every word.
10/5/2014 11:52:52 pm
THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING ME MATT, i DIDNT SEE YOUR EMAIL UNTILL THIS MORINING, SO YOU OBVOUSLY TOOK CARE OF IT BEFORE I EVEN KNEW.I AM IN SHOCK I HAVE RESEARCHED EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 10 YEARS CANT STOP CRYING , THANK YOU THANK YOU!
10/6/2014 01:21:14 am
I am happy she is now known but like you was sad every single day for her .
10/6/2014 01:19:13 am
Now we would like her BIRTHDATE to remember her
10/6/2014 01:19:30 am
Now we would like her BIRTHDATE to remember her
10/6/2014 01:19:55 am
Now we would like her BIRTHDATE to remember her
10/6/2014 04:55:02 am
So sad story! That man can burn in hell!
10/6/2014 07:35:58 am
Matt now that we know Sharon's identity, I think this would be a perfect true story movie.
David Allan Price
10/6/2014 07:40:19 am
I am so glad that this finally got solved, yet it is so weird going on the doe network and not seeing her picture.Sort of asecurity thing.About four years ago I told my friend Don I thought her first name would be Suzanne since that was her alias when she was younger
10/7/2014 02:14:17 am
OK this is not finished , now what is tthe delay in getting the little baby boy (her unnamed brother) into NAMUS ASAP!!!! there is a possibility he was sold or given to someone and Floyd knows , he came clean on Michael, we cant forget this child , where is he?
10/7/2014 11:32:17 am
I hope Suzanne's brother is alive and well under another name, but I have a horrible feeling that when we find Michael we will find his uncle. Fingers crossed that I am wrong!
10/7/2014 11:13:38 pm
Are there any plans to find her brother? Do we have a name yet?
10/8/2014 04:10:37 am
Well it happened once, so look at this the comment section below , this guy says he is Michael, He could be your average nut, but leave no stone unturned he could be Michael
10/8/2014 04:10:53 am
Well it happened once, so look at this the comment section below , this guy says he is Michael, He could be your average nut, but leave no stone unturned he could be Michael
I also, like bamaslamma, wonder how Suzanne's mother never saw the media coverage of Floyd and Sharon? And speaking of media, I wonder why they aren't picking up this story now? If this has been solved, it gives me hope that the country's 2nd most puzzling child-identity case (the 3 little girls and a woman found in barrels in Allenstown NH) will finally be solved. More on that story at oakhillresearch.blogspot.com
I read the book a beautiful child. My heart broke for both suzanne and Michael having to live with this worthless piece of garbage and having to endure horrific lives and deaths. Franklin Delano Floyd is exactly where he needs to to on florida's death row! The sooner he dies the better of the entire world will be and this piece of crap can fit in hell where it deserves to go!!!!
10/15/2014 02:22:53 am
10/15/2014 10:40:19 pm
10/16/2014 12:46:15 am
Matt please contact THE DR PHIL SHOW
10/18/2014 06:18:09 am
I wonder why this is not
5/17/2015 02:26:47 pm
I had a chance to look at the web page. I was born in the mid 80s, this is the first time i've heard about this case. My chest was hurting just from reading about it, but when I scroll down and saw the picture of Suzanne holding her son's hand, he had the biggest cute smile. That just killed me! My heart aches even more, my eyes is watery, and that overwhelming feeling of sadness and devastation. I really really wish they had a different path, I wish I could save them. I gotta get off this site, I can't see straight anymore........
10/18/2014 06:16:12 am
Dr.Phil should do two shows on this case.
10/31/2014 04:51:51 am
10/21/2014 05:11:58 am
I found both her parents on facebook. I can't understand why neither one of them did anything about this! Even after all these years if her mother went to the police and said my daughter has been missing since the 1970's, they would still turn her away?! I call bs on that one. Something is very wrong with this picture.
12/4/2014 12:59:14 am
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1/13/2015 01:25:52 am
Dear Dorothy, I am very sorry that your family has experienced this tragedy. I find some of the judgmental and harsh comments disgusting, especially considering all the facts and details are not available to the public. I have a friend involved in the Justice System, and she knows many true crime stories. When I told my friend about your sister, she had never heard of the case. May compassion be with you and your family.
6/16/2015 04:32:10 pm
Hey Dorothy need to speak to you. I adopted your niece
10/19/2015 08:44:47 am
I read Birbeck's book years ago and have been haunted since then. Suzanne was a remarkable woman and closure is bittersweet...I always knew her parents gave her the indomitable spirit and intelligence she had...I am amazed that I am one year behind on this discovery as I checked periodically on the case...I will continue to pray for your family...Suzanne touched so many hearts of those who knew her and total strangers who knew her thru the book...
8/3/2015 04:36:20 am
It was the 1970s. Women and children were still considered to be property of the husband. Therefore, it was not considered a kidnapping. No one knew Floyd's true identity, when he kidnapped Suzanne and her siblings. If they had known who Floyd truly was, it would have been different. Suzanne would have been considered to be endangered.
7/27/2017 10:25:26 am
Crista, it could be. Since it was from1970s, it would be a cold case of such monumental proportions, they might turn her away. It would depend on who she made contact with.
10/28/2014 09:12:05 pm
Though I agree it is a jumbled fishind net of hooks and knots its all so fishy, but at the same time it was the 70s. Laws to protect children were not an any way the same. We rode our cikes alone, we took candy from neighbots, we trusted people and felt a sense of safety as apposed to this generation we are responsible for completely letting down. Take into consideration this was her husband and you wouldnt leave your children with your husband? Of course you would or you wouldnt marry them. She obviously searched and went for help because she regained custody after locating Suzannes sisters. As for her putting the first and last child up for adoption I think he knew those were his and wanted nothing that could tie them together. Especially since that would expose his life or rather lie. But she probably put them up knowing, especially as a girl baby, she would be handing her to a monster. So sad. I agree with all of you. We all are rooting for her surviving children. I pray they will agree to meet her family so they can have a part of her. I see sadness in her eyes and no smile but 1 pic. God, i could kill this man. Never thought it capable but this story is so full of damaged lives. " Suzanne, you sre all of our daughter now sweetheart. I know you and Michael and Cheryl can do and go wherever you want. Shine bright our little star so you will forever be a beacon in the night for those victims of future deaths such as this.
10/31/2014 04:49:36 am
I think they need to look at Floyd in other cold cases because he is nothing more than a con man turn serial killer
11/4/2014 03:18:50 am
When will this maniac be put to death? Also, did he marry this woman under an assumed name?
5/18/2016 03:57:37 am
The name he used when he married the mom WAS an alias.
11/5/2014 02:54:21 am
My 2 year old grand son was over yesterday and pulled some books off my shelf. I put them back today and there was your Book. I went online looking to see if there was an up date about Sharon.
11/7/2014 04:58:28 am
WOW I am just now finishing up the book - and also on vacation in the Tampa/Clearwater/Largo area on vacation. After reading I started a Internet search to see if there were any updates amazing a little late reading the book but glad to know that Sharon has a real name Suzanne Marie Sevakis. I did a search also of the trailer park in which they lived in close by here glad to see that it is gone. I only hope Suzanne's family can find some closure and it's great to know so many people have followed this case. Thanks to all the people that worked on the case
11/15/2014 06:38:01 pm
I had followed this case for years. So amazing it was finally solved. Congratulations!
11/25/2014 03:29:14 am
so you are telling that there was this mother going to police to open a missing child report and cops just saying we cant because a stepfather have rights over a child that is not biological related to that man????? is this for real? how a stranger man or woman related to someone just by law can have rights over a child that is not blood related??
12/1/2014 11:43:19 pm
Juliet, it was the late 60s, early 70s things were so different then , no self respecting good ol boy southern police dept. would take a woman seriously, esp. one that was in jail for a period of time , they probably said something like "she is better off with step dad" Im not a bit surprised, people are different though I would not have ever let it go .....if her Dad had bothered to try, they might have done something! just my opinion of course.
8/3/2015 04:39:48 am
It had nothing to do with the south. All across the country at that time, women and children were still considered property of the husband.
5/18/2016 04:06:25 am
Back in the 70's thar was very common. Step parents could do whatever they wanted to their step kids and could go anywhere with them without anyone thinking twice about it. Child abuse and safety laws didn't really go into place until a little girl in California was kidnapped and killed, early 90's I believe. And I can tell you all from experiance that even in 2001 then
6/2/2016 02:54:07 pm
Ina- My heartfelt prayers lifted for your daughter. I'm glad that advocates have made changes but pedophilia is integral sadly at high levels of this society. I'm a Forensic track BSRN...and I vow to continue to work as an advocate for our children.
12/3/2014 01:10:04 am
Sorry to be this person... But row 19; "were", not "where".
12/17/2014 01:03:01 pm
I read ur book quite a few years ago. loved it. it's so sad that she never got to experience the love of a normal family (except those rare sleepovers at a friends house). she didn't know what normal was. she was robbed of that. being so young when mom went to jail, there is no telling what pedo-perv told her. how would she ever know any different. god, such a tragedy. it really makes my heart feel heavy. but in so many ways she was a hell of a fighter and a hero. having a natural love of science and being a math whiz, she really did have the beauty and brains to rock NASA! and it's a shame she couldn't. I feel like science itself was potentially robbed! who knows what she could have accomplished?
12/18/2014 08:38:14 am
I too have been following this case for about 20 years now and you would have to be living under a ROCK not to have seen or heard of this girl!! My God she was on the FRONT PAGE OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER!!! JOHN WALSH, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES!!! Nope, no way the bio family didn't know this had happened. And like Fliyd they are keeping their secrets till the end. As for Suzanne's baby brother? How do you think Floyd kept her in check & so terrified all those years? My guess is he killed that baby in front of her soon after ditching her sisters. And yes Michael is dead Floyd confessed to his sister he drown Michael in a motel bathtub shortly after he kidnapped him from school with that worthless cowardice a principal. Suzanne was too much trouble to worry about. Oh well. One less mouth to feed. She's safe in Jesus's arms now. Done with the unworthy ppl who should have turned on a TV or read a newspaper. And her mother going to "jail for 30 days" speaks volumes from where she cam from. Suzanne's surviving children should stear clear or them & remember their mother with what they already know. She was a sacrificial lamb in a cold and uncaring world. Rest in Peace with your baby Michael Suzanne.
12/18/2014 10:26:34 pm
7/30/2017 02:04:05 pm
I have read the book several years before her true indenity was known and it was the most tragic hauntng story that I ever heard...so sorry for all Suzanne's loved ones
8/3/2015 04:43:48 am
Well, I haven't lived under rock ever!!! I only learned about this case 10-years-ago. I never saw it on UM or AMW. Stop jumping to conclusions and making absurd, unfounded accusations.
5/18/2016 04:10:48 am
You are heartless. If you had actually paid attention, it was mentioned that Suzannes mother never stopped looking. And just because mom went to jail does NOT mean anything. It could have been for unpaid parking tickets.
I have watched real life crime stories for years. Researched tons of murders and abductions and I have never heard of this story until today!!! Saw it on channel ID. Never seen a lifetime movie nor any movie or show or newspaper or healing on the television news about this. With hundreds of thousands abductions and murders etc crimes it's very plausable the biological family didn't hear of this.!
12/19/2014 01:34:16 am
I was kidnapped by my bio father at 2 in 1960. He rang the doorbell & I ran to see who it was. My Papa was fixing a pipe near the front door with a monkey wrench, he chased my father out the door and threw the wrench threw my father's windshield. My father took me straight to the police station & told them my Papa had shot the window out LOL!! They had my father tied to a chair when my mother got there because my father had destroyed the station (he was a HUGE freeking man!!) this was in Dallas Texas btw so yea i do know a little about how things were back then. My mother was a single mom and worked to support me & my 1/2 brother on minimum wage with zero child support or any kind of assistance while also being an alcoholic. But she never wrote bad checks, she would have kept on looking everyday, read newspapers, watched John Walsh, Unsolved mysteries and would have been the one to CONTACT THEM to get my story out there. How could NONE of Suzanne's family members MISS ALL OF THE NEWS AND PICTURES OF HER AND FLOYD ALL THESE YEARS?? I am very curious to know how you could not have seen one of the most infamous cases in this country for the last 20 years?? No electricity? Completely illiterate?? No posters or attempts to TRY to find her by her family in the last two decades AT ALL?? And if so, Why not??
12/19/2014 12:27:39 pm
At the time FLOYD had givin MY mother a different name. And at the time the police told my mother that he was living with her at that he was able to do what he wanted with her children. And they where not going to help her. All we have of my sister is baby pics and we didn't know what she would look like. Also with my mother and father both working sometimes we were not able to have cable. So I'm sorry for what happened to you with your father,. But there is only so much that we are able to talk about from what we were told by the FBI .
12/28/2014 10:55:16 pm
Thank you Dorothy, the fact that the jail sentence was for a bad check for diapers makes it all the worse! Im glad you are giving the Familys side do, you know if your brother has been listed as "officially missing" will he be listed? and Suzannes father ,did he try to report her ?
1/27/2015 12:41:56 pm
Was the name that Floyd "gave" Suzanne's mother "Linda Williams", as he has stated that was her mother's name?
12/19/2014 01:54:06 am
If FLOYD had not talked nothing would ever have come to light. Keeing the case open world wide did NOTHING to catch her biological famlies attention, for reasons only they can know. And that's the way it would have stayed if the FBI had not cracked Floyd. God Bless the FBI for never giving up!
5/18/2016 04:22:46 am
You do realize that Karen is her SISTER and knows MORE about what their family did to try and find her BETTER THAN YOU!!!
6/7/2016 11:29:10 pm
Brandon williams is the alias Floyd gave to Sandi chapman, Suzanne's mother when he "married" her. That's why he referred to her as "Mrs. Williams"
12/19/2014 03:38:36 pm
If the bio family only had baby pics of Suzanne, they surely should have recognized the most famous photo from this case: Suzanne sitting on Floyd's lap. They did not have to know the guy's or even the child's names, they did not have to see photos of adult Suzanne/Sharon. The only photo they needed to identify their DAUGHTER was the title photo of this case, and you could not have even a slight interest in missing persons and not to have come across this case. Millions of strangers are very familiar with this case, even though they did not have anybody of their family disappeared. But her own family - never had a clue???? Never searched the internet??? Sorry, very hard to believe.
7/30/2017 02:18:04 pm
Harsh comments are easy to make by the time the picture of fdf and Suzanne were on the internet she was dead ... so thats the saddest thing Really dont understand why some people here question the search of her family or even dragg sharia law into this..
12/26/2014 08:07:42 am
Just amazing that this beautiful soul has her true name back. I have followed this case for year, the story of Sharon Marshall has truly haunted me. It is perplexing that her family was unaware, especially with that pic of Suzanne on Floyds lap being so widely circulated in the media. Not being judgemental,just so tragic that the dots werent connected. Maybe there were extenuating circumstances. I do hope Suzannes story will be told in some way, either book, show or movie. But if not, it is a blessing that she has finally been identified
12/27/2014 02:50:18 am
This cannot be the only case that "fell through the cracks", the only case where police departments refused to make a report. Is anyone thinking of starting a database for other missing children/people that the authorities have refused to act on for whatever reason? I have been following this case for years also, and I can't believe that her identity being established hasn't garnered more attention in the news. I just stumbled over the update today in Wikipedia. I hope her baby boy and her baby brother's remains are someday located and placed near to her.
12/29/2014 12:28:36 am
A database for that would be great but there are so many privicy laws to consider , unless a person is listed, it would be" lawsuits waiting to happen" , people are allowed to dissappear, alot do, its unfortunate that the ones who dissappear willingly keep the ones who dont from getting extra help :(
12/29/2014 11:49:30 pm
Dorothy, for your brother , Phillip namus will make a profile if family contacts them even if law enforcment wont take a report
1/1/2015 10:56:49 am
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1/9/2015 03:31:13 pm
Forgive me for being skeptical, as I am glad to see this case finally become solved, but did the mother or her family ever do so much as a Google search for missing persons? The photo of Suzanne and Floyd have been on The Doe Network, NCMEC, Charlie Project, NAMUS, Web Sleuths, and countless other sites for many years. Floyd, Suzanne, and Michael have been featured multiple times on shows like Unsolved Mysteries and America's Most Wanted, and Floyd has even been interviewed by the press on national news outlets. Am I right in assuming that not the mother nor one person in her family saw these things, or if they did then they just didn't recognize them or didn't connect the dots?
1/11/2015 02:41:06 pm
As far as nobody doing a Google search, not everyone is privy to having the internet or a computer, or they may just not have the knowledge of how to use it. I have a sister that has never used the internet, nor sent or read a text message on her cellphone. She's not iliterate or anything. She just doesn't believe she could learn how, although she runs a household and pays the bills just fine. A lot of people are not into crime shows, Unsolved Mysteries, AMW, etc. I'm sure Suzanne's family never thought her daughter's disappearance would end up this way. I found a missing young man who's mother had no knowledge whatsoever of the Doenetwork, nor sites for the missing and unidentified. I also found my grandfather and only learned of such sites by doing a Google search for "unidentified man." But, like I said, somebody neither have a computer or the knowledge (or belief that they haven't) of the internet. I just found out today that our girl has been identified. I never thought I'd see the day. I also think Floyd is up to no good. There's information we don't know, yet. I'm just glad we have a name for this precious child and her family finally knows. Now, we've got 2 boys to find.
1/20/2015 04:29:36 am
has this child found in NC been looked at as Michael he was found in 1999 I cant find him in Namus or doe apparently he is in the med. examiners office in that county
2/6/2015 11:30:49 am
Holy Crap. Thats near me. OMG is Suzanne from Mebane or Burlington?!?!? That poor girl. Hell itself is too good for FDF. Thank god for Bobbi Bacha and Matt Birbeck or that girl would still be a Jane Doe,
1/21/2015 03:31:42 pm
And what about Floyd's family - did they know of this marriage to Suzanne's mother? Was the name that Floyd "gave" Suzanne's mother "Linda Williams", as he has stated that was her mother's name?
2/12/2015 05:45:41 am
Intrigued, I honestly think that was a slip to whom that comment was directed. Floyd has that Southern Accent (I have it too) but when he said:" Sandra" it came out to whoever he was talking to as Linda" either he was lying or it was said and mis heard, and yes she thought her legal name was Sandra Williams , he (Floyd) went by Brandon Cleo Williams
1/25/2015 03:48:05 pm
Suzanne was a smart girl, and I just have a feeling that she knew what her situation really was and that's why she was a high achiever. I think she had plans for a future away from him. I can't imagine the family's grief and horror. I hope maybe they can take some solice in knowing how many people were touched by her story and tried desperately to help solve it.
3/4/2015 08:29:03 am
I pray for some peace and solace for her family. I was born and raised in that area, around the time all that happened. My parents separated when I was young, and that could have just as easily been me in her situation. I do believe Floyd has a multitude of crimes under his belt we will never know about. I honestly believe he " sold" her brother as an " adoption".. Just my opinion.
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3/24/2015 07:06:11 am
I don't care if that was her husband you don't leave your kids with someone who is not family that's wrong what was she thinkin and why was she in jail? She just sounds like a bad mother who did not care about her kids !
4/2/2015 12:32:46 pm
5/18/2016 04:29:13 am
Sorry to burst your bubble here... My mom and dad always left me and my brother with our step parents and no one ever thought they would hurt us. My step mom wouldn't anyway, step dad was an abusive, pedophile but no one knew that about him at the time.
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4/19/2015 02:11:14 pm
7/22/2015 10:54:16 pm
5/3/2015 11:39:17 pm
I'm so happy Sharon has been named, hope that mans concious pricks and he is honest about where that little boy is so he can have a proper burial
5/9/2015 01:16:40 pm
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5/16/2015 07:24:44 am
Mr. Birbeck - Many blessings to you for helping identify this young woman. Suzanne's story is proof of the strength of the human spirit; despite terrible abuse from Floyd, she was a great student in high school and apparently a good mother. My condolences and prayers to her family.
5/22/2015 09:55:07 am
@Dorothy, what was your baby brother's first name?
5/24/2015 12:04:56 pm
I'm so happy that this beauty was finally "found" in terms of her spirit and that all of us who have followed this story were given her name. It helps us put her in a frame of sorts. She did have a family. She was loved. She was missed. She had a mom. She had a dad! I firmly believe she is resurrected in the arms of Jesus. He never left her. He was always with her. I think Floyd is such a sociopathic opportunist. He saw a vulnerable young mom trying to figure out how to survive with 4 children. Floyd was a handsome charmer and weaved his way in that home and that family and pounced when he saw his opportunity. It was always about getting a child and never about Susanne's mom I'm sure. I'm sure Susanne's mom has immense guilt for ever trusting that monster and letting him in. Also I'm not sure how she would have searched for Susanne at that time in history. I didn't get a computer until 2000 myself. I'm happy Susanne's sisters were spared. My heart goes out to this family. What a dark dangerous man Floyd is. And he's in prison. And he will die in prison or be put to death. Now he is a weak little man with nothing but damage in his wake. He has someone to answer to. It will not be pretty. God will not be mocked. Just so happy this woman has a name now. I hope I get to meet her in heaven. I will hug her. If she will let me.
6/20/2015 12:53:30 pm
Aww Kelly! Beautiful
6/20/2015 12:51:40 pm
Heard about this story back in 2009. Bought and read the book in 2013. Grippingly sad story, very great book. Suzanne has touched many lives, even those of us that never met her. Hoping her family receives more answers about their daughter, son, and grandbaby. I can not imagine what they've gone through. My heart goes out to them and others going through similar circumstances. I pray for these sick people to not steal these lives anymore and that I myself can help in the battle in some way. In the meantime I keep praying!
7/22/2015 04:48:08 pm
Where is her little brother? It states he was never found. Will there be an investigation? What was his name?
2/10/2016 03:02:08 pm
That's what I'd like to know. Seems the brothers disappearance is of no concern to anyone. They're looking for Michaels remains, but seems there's no concern for finding Suzanne little brother. This case will never be closed, as far as I'm concerned. He's just a forgotten little boy.
8/3/2015 05:01:32 am
I have been reading the comments on here and I am astounded at the number of judgmental and ignorant comments on this board. Obviously, some people have a reading comprehension problem. Suzanne's/Sharon's mother and family did look for her. Suzanne was taken by a her stepfather, who used an alias, when he married her mother. Under the law at that time, Floyd/Trenton was considered to be her legal guardian because he was her stepfather. Even into the 1980s, women and children were still considered to be the property of the husband. Since the authorities didn't know Floyd's true identity, Suzanne was not considered to be endangered.
9/25/2015 07:31:59 am
I agree!! Your comment is wonderful!
8/5/2015 11:13:44 pm
The FBI has some updated information...Now I still have other questions because the website says nothing about her baby brother:(
8/5/2015 11:30:04 pm
9/24/2015 07:45:57 am
Is there any more information about Michael Hughes? I was in the classroom the day he was abducted, while we were young I considered him a friend. I have always wonder what happened to him. I try to look for info from time to time but the latest I've seen is that Floyd may have murdered him but nothing confirmed.
9/24/2015 08:31:17 am
Floyd finally admitted that he shot him in the head shortly after he took him and he told the FBI where he put the body. Last heard, they were going through all sand, etc. in an effort to find anything that indicates his body was there.
9/25/2015 10:00:05 pm
Thank you for the information. It's hard to hear but it gives me some peace about what happened to him all those years ago.
9/25/2015 10:04:11 pm
11/3/2015 10:20:53 am
I'm surprised this story hasn't gained more attention. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that her family would like their privacy (which makes total sense). But this hasn't gotten much media presence, has it? I have so many questions: what happened to her brother, for example? There's hardly any information about him. Has anyone tried interviewing Floyd recently? He ruined so many lives; I hope he's miserable. What a terrible excuse for a human being.
11/11/2015 09:20:39 am
When is the upated version of "A Beautiful Child" being released???
11/14/2015 12:14:17 pm
Will there be a movie?
1/2/2016 08:11:36 pm
Interesting case that I have read up on over the years. I was actually surprised when her identity was located. I am by no means trying to be rude, judgemental or ignorant, however, I have some questions. Where was Cliff Sevakis in the aftermath of his daughter's abduction? Also, who is the father of the missing brother & where was he when his child disappeared? I find it hard to believe that the police would have turned away both parents if they reported their children missing after Sandy apparently got nowhere. Also, why was she jailed for 30 days over a bounced check if it was a first offense? Was it her first offense? I looked up Cliff Sevakis online & he is a college graduate whose career involved use of the internet. So why did he not search for Suzanne? I'll buy the possibility that Sandy may not have been computer literate as her other daughter states is the case, but not the father. My belief that something is off here by no means makes me ignorant or judgemental. This case continues to be bizarre, strange.....there are just some questions that are hard to ignore. Is there a missing persons posting or site for the brother? The questions continue.....
I was thinking about this as well. My immediate inclination is toward laziness and bias of the police handling her bounced check case and familial dispute.
6/7/2016 11:48:06 pm
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6/8/2021 03:06:31 pm
This is obviously very delayed and I know I do not have too much information, but I am related to this by marriage. Cliff Sevakis DID NOT KNOW HE HAD A DAUGHTER. It was not until many years later that DNA testing that he was contacted. Cliff Sevakis is a wonderful man and he had no clue that he was even remotely related to this until police tracked him down in the early 2000’s. I know I am not too knowledgeable on this, but I ask you to not drag his name through the dirt.
1/13/2022 11:56:31 am
Noelle, he knew he had a daughter. I knew he had a daughter a long long time ago but didn't know any details other than "from a previous marriage". I've seen a picture.
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1/29/2016 08:49:55 pm
I remember her we were good friends. I was in ROTC with her and I can remember taking her home and her telling me I couldn't come in or she couldn't stay over or have anyone stay with her. That would have been my 10th grade year (84-85). I got out of ROTC and we stopped hanging out side of school. This story shocks and breaks my Heart. She was a very sweet and caring person. It is so hard to believe this could happen to someone you know and were friends with.
1/5/2018 11:21:19 am
Just curious, in school were there no signs of Sharon being mistreated or abused? Did she not talk to anyone about her "father"? Did not one teacher or school counselor pick up on any signs from Suzanne that that her home life was abnormal? Didn't she confide in anyone, like the girl who slept at her home and had a gum pointed at her by Floyd. Why wasn't that reported? I just don't understand why no one helped this poor, tragic victim.
2/5/2016 05:40:37 pm
Went to FPSH as Ray Thornton. Sharon and I were very close. I just want to say that this beautiful person touched so many lives in such a positive way. She was a friend that took you at fave value. She stayed true to you. She would have you come over and not allow you in. Get dad ( Floyd) was very scary. I posted her ROTV sweetheart picture in my FB page.
5/27/2016 01:00:27 am
Well it is extremely coincidental that Suzanne's baby brother's (name even?) abduction has followed in the same exact steps as Suzzane's did. No "missing child" registrations, not one baby picture, birthday, possible hair/eye coloring, no birthdate, no questioning old friends or neighbors, was he abducted in Dallas? .....absolutely NOTHING. So what's the excuse this time for "The loving family" doing nothing?? I am going to take a guess that Suzanne's mother was/is either mentally challenged or possibly a drunkard all these many years. That would explain a LOT. All those kids, no father's sticking around, so many different men so frequently. If Suzanne's bio father had the decency to explain a few things I think there would be a lot of answers. In the meantime I will say ~R i P~ little unnamed, unknown baby brother. No one may be looking for you but I promise you, you are not forgotten. 👼
6/13/2017 10:06:07 pm
Have wondered about this as well.
5/29/2016 08:08:46 pm
Evidence points to the kidnapped baby boy as Phillip Steven Brandenburg, born April 1974. Very interesting that Suzanne Sevakis' mother married "Brandon Cleo Williams" 1 month and 2 days later.
1/16/2021 05:30:48 am
It was confirmed by Susanne’s sister Allison that baby Phillip was actually adopted. Detectives have since found him, he is a healthy adult doing very well!!
3/16/2021 04:20:23 pm
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5/29/2016 08:28:20 pm
Another notable point of interest, Sandra Chipman's last marriage was to Carson Willett. The marriage certificate is on Ancestry. It states that this marriage was Sandra's FORTH, her last husband's surname was Dinnell, and she was a WIDOW.
6/1/2016 08:02:35 pm
Sandra Chipman's known children:
7/25/2018 03:00:35 pm
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10/11/2016 09:15:18 am
At last, I find the true identity of Sharon Marshall. I don't understand how her mother did not set up an internet page looking for her kids? SHAME on the local police and FBI for not helping her find her children when Floyd first took them. Disgusting. RIP
11/28/2016 10:08:19 pm
Internet websites in the early/mid 70s? Suzanne (Sharon) would be 47 years old if she were still alive.
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3/2/2017 07:42:03 am
I am very happy that all of the people including myself now know this beautiful young ladies name. I am happy for her family especially her mother to at least know where she was. But also she can't want to be in the public eye because so many people will and do blame her. I don't know the family but I do believe this woman probably tried really hard to figure out where her daughter was. I think it is contemptible for people to blame her. I am around the same age as as Suzanne and my mother possibly wouldn't have found the stuff on the Internet either but she would have been doing what she could to figure out how to find me. I was one of the many people who followed and tried to solve this. I actually met and made some friends along the way. Most of us if we think about it can realize that some of us just have an easier time with some things then others. I searched by states as I am sure many others did because there was no national database when Suzanne Sevakis went missing. She never came up obviously but her family says that was the law then because her step father (Floyd) was considered a parent. That is the truth I have experiences that let me know this is true. I do hope when the show is on May 2nd that her mother and sisters are on it. Mainly her mother though because people should not be blaming her. She has now basicly lost her daughter twice. And before at least she had hope she was alive. So if h r r sisters are still on here reading this know that we aren't all trying to blame your mother for this and that we feel terrible for your family and only hope the best for you. Some of us would really like to see and hear from you because we made Suzanne a part of our lives to. So as such I want to give the family my heartfelt sympathy and say you are a part of my family now also. May your daughter/sister now rest in peace and may your family heal and take care of one another as I hope you have always done all the years your sweet Suzanne has been missing. God bless you all.
3/19/2017 02:42:24 pm
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3/21/2017 10:46:40 am
I too read this book several years ago and it stayed with me. I could not get over it. I missed the I D show, only got to see the last 10 minutes. Hoping it gets rerun. I am glad to hear she was identified, it's still such a very sad story.
3/23/2017 02:16:33 pm
You didn't miss it it's Airing May 2... Here is another show that aired last year Matt is init too.. ID discovery show but you can see it on on You tube called Pandora's Box Unleashing Evil - Tainted Love S1 Ep 2
4/8/2017 07:16:33 pm
One of the saddest stories I've ever read.
4/24/2017 11:56:32 am
1/5/2018 10:47:43 am
I watched a Dateline special about this last night. It made me sick that this filthy sob is apparently still breathing. Why hasn't Franklin Delano Floyd been executed yet? The death penalty was made for him. I'd like to see him suffer through a botched execution. He still wouldn't suffer enough for his crimes, but at least he'd be in some pain. For some inexplicable reason he's been coddled by the criminal justice system for decades.
7/25/2018 04:00:35 pm
I just finished, Finding Sharon... SMH, The actions of her father were what I suspected, in that, he had NO IDEA what had become of his child. What mother never tells the biological father his child is "missing". I will tell you, she's the kind of mother who marries a man after knowing him 2 weeks. Just to "look good the State" because her children have been removed from her care... This is also the kind of mother who DOES't look for baby, she's same kind of mother, who says, "it's no one's business"and "leave it alone", when asked about her missing child. This same mother who lies to her daughter as to real identity her real father. And hitch hikes to another state in order to "sell" her remaining children, because she read a newspaper article
7/30/2018 01:41:17 pm
Just learning about this vile thing. It had kidnapped and raped a girl early on, so instead of keeping it in prison they released it....... so it kidnaps rapes and destroys several children and women, now it sits on death row filing appeal after appeal after appeal..... it was correctly sentenced to death , it needs to be executed. Murderer lovers will whine and cry if it ever comes up for execution that we shouldn't execute a "feeble elderly man with a bad childhood", it needs to be put down already.
8/10/2018 11:45:02 am
I'd like to say thank you Matt for writing such an incredible book. I can't tell you how much it fills my heart to know at least Suzanne's little girl survived. I'm thankful you've update everyone on her biological family and she can finally rest in peace. This story might be one of the last true crime I read for a while. I was severely abused as a child as well. Unfortunately for me it was my biological father. I never came forward because of shame, and now too many years have passed to prsecute. But it gives me relief knowing at least scum like Floyd are in prison. Thank you for writing it.
4/10/2019 12:35:46 am
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4/17/2019 12:09:22 pm
This story made me weep all night long. How can a mother ever think of getting involved with a serial killer? How ignorant or desperate was she? Definitely she had to be like him, cold and heartless. And how could they ever let him out in the streets again? What laws are they running in this place?
12/3/2021 01:02:05 pm
When someone like that has your from the age of
7/9/2020 10:31:10 am
This whole case is odd and so difficult as not to judge her mom. You have Johnny fish’s mom still looking and this lady just moved on. I know tge 70s sucked for parental rights but it seems that one less child was ok with her. Sharron was stunning her whole life and I can’t imagine the molestation hell and hold he had on her. He needs the electric chair.
8/27/2020 07:42:32 am
I think everyone was quick to blame Cliff Sevakis, it’s nature to always blame men first. The truth is, her mother was deplorable. She did not make any efforts to search for her babies , Suzy or Phillip. Horrible woman. She bounced a check for buying milk, but later on was found out to be a prostitute and tried to sell her children. I’m very angry at the mother more than anyone in this whole story. Main thing here is that Philip is forever forgotten!
11/29/2020 02:07:08 am
Thank you for saying all that. I feel like this so called mother should be in jail along with Floyd. She was abusing her children long before be came along. What also burned me about that woman, she didn't have her daughters headstone changed! It was her daughters friends who took care of the headstone. When the it was replaced this so called mother was not there! She made a comment on facebook, something like ,"I couldn't make it." I don't care what the situation is, you go visit the grave of murdered child kidnapped child.
12/3/2021 10:37:31 am
The mother certainly contributed to this tragedy that’s for sure
Justice for SS.
9/2/2020 06:28:46 am
Gray Hughes on a YOU TUBE channel just reviewed this case last night.
11/30/2020 02:28:08 pm
I have read the story of Suzanne and I feel sorry that both her parents didn't search or kept in touch, let's be honest, if you have a kid, you both are responsible for their wellbeing and keeping an eye on them, you have to stay/keep in touch.
10/21/2021 11:48:21 am
Read both books yesterday after watching the unsolved mysteries episode.
12/3/2021 11:48:40 am
Hi to all dads, aunts and uncles out there!
9/19/2022 12:50:53 am
All of suzie siblings have been found, alive and well, living their own lives and children. Far as I know suzie sisters went back to their mother and their mothers 3rd husband and had more siblings. Suzie brother phillip, was adopted and came forward in 2019 for a DNA test which was positive. Phillip now has contact with his birth mother and father and siblings. That said, I am glad they all altogether again, apart from what happen to suzie, the question still remains. WHERE IS MICHAEL. The book cannot be closed, as it is not a story. #FINDMICHAEL
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