Overview of Shirley Atwood
While investigating a separate missing person's report based out of Canaan, Maine, (Cheryl Murdoch) it was learned that Murdoch was a victim of a homicide. Murdoch's body had been located in the woods in Canaan, Maine, in close proximity to the residence of Shannon Atwood and Shirley Atwood, which was located on the Hartland Road. Shannon Atwood was subsequently arrested and convicted for the murder of Cheryl Murdoch. During the early stages of the investigation into the Murdoch homicide, neighbors and family members expressed concerns on the whereabouts of Shirley Atwood, who normally was found to be at home with her husband, Shannon Atwood. Shannon Atwood was indicted for her murder even though her body was not found. The Shirley Atwood murder indictment was later dismissed without prejudice by the Maine AG's Office. Shirley Atwood's body has not been located.