A Florida college student who disappeared has been discovered dead behind a South Carolina fire station. This was two days prior to her car being found set ablaze in a cornfield.
The previous week, 21-year-old Sheridan Wahl drove from her house in Tampa to visit her father in Myrtle Beach. Elizabeth Echenique, the roommate of Sheridan at the University of South Florida, wrote that a white male witnessed driving or taking off the scene of the car crash on a Go Fund Me page that she created to help provide funding for the funeral expenses.
Wahl never made it to see her father. The USF marketing student reportedly talked to her mother at 1 PM on Sunday. This was while she was attempting to rent a scooter in Myrtle Beach’s South Ocean Boulevard. According to her, she had been refused service for not wearing shoes.
Her mother, Kelly DeArment Wahl, advised her daughter to stay through the evening in the area because it would be a long drive returning to Tampa. The FaceTime call was the last time the mother saw Wahl. On September 20, the mother wrote an urgent message on Facebook appealing for help in finding Wahl when she lost contact with her for many hours.
Confirmation of Death
On Tuesday, according to Florence County officials in South Carolina, they had discovered Wahl’s body behind the Hannah-Salem Fire Department. An autopsy is slated for Friday. The mother confirmed the death of Wahl and stated the family was “heartbroken beyond belief” over the news.