In an astounding turn of events, after initial tests, police say that the body found in Hampstead on Tuesday was not Shannon Rippy Van Newkirk’s that was found, but another woman. Officials say that there still needs to be more testing. However, they are not going to revert to treating Shannon’s disappearance as a missing persons case, as James Bradley is still being charged with Shannon’s murder as well as being a suspect in this second case. Or is it the other way around? Now the questions begin multiplying as police investigate who this woman was, who we originally thought to be Shannon Rippy.
James Bradley was in jail once before for the 1988 murder of his 8 year old step daughter. He was released from prison in 2013.