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Episode from the podcastThe Right Shoe

Missing - The strange case of Toni Sharpless

Released Monday, 15th March 2021
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Toni Sharpless was a young mother who had just straightened her life out. Diagnosed with bipolar, she was on her meds, got her degree in nursing, was working in the infectious disease unit of Lancaster Hospital, and taking care of her daughter. 
One the night of August 23, 2009, Toni asked her mother if she could watch her daughter so she could go out with an old friend of hers, Crystal, a night on the town.
Toni's mother and stepfather were a little reluctant because she had broken off this friendship years ago and they were worried about drinking with her medication. But being that she had been so responsible lately and the fact that she hadn't had a break in a very long time, they agreed.
What happened was nothing short of a disaster. Sharpless through a series of events became overly intoxicated was in a situation where she didn't know where she was and when she took off into the night - she took off forever, never to be seen or heard from again. Or had some people seen her?
This is the case of Toni Sharpless.