Searching for Summer: A Solved But Unresolved Missing Persons Case

Searching for Summer: A Solved But Unresolved Missing Persons Case

by Anne Garrett Spry, Brandy Shipp Rogge


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Summer Alexis Shipp never went anywhere without a cup of coffee in her hands. When her friends found her car that day, they were not surprised to see her mug locked in the car. And they really weren’t too surprised she had gone missing, since she was so beautifully innocent and naively trusting. They had all worried about her door-to-door marketing job and the research that took her to some dangerous neighborhoods. When they found her coffee cup but no trace of Summer, her family and scores of friends went into action, combing the city in a search for clues to give police. They organized a media blitz that included billboards, signs on taxis and appearances on nationally syndicated television shows like Nancy Grace and America’s Most Wanted. The search for Summer Shipp captured the attention of an entire city–indeed a nation. Until it didn’t. Until Summer’s case went cold.

This is the true story of a loving daughter’s relentless determination to find her mother and to bring her justice. This true-crime tale outlines the agonizing search for a body, the eventual discovery of her remains and the trial of her accused murderer almost a decade afterwards. In preserving the essence of Summer Shipp's beautiful personality, this true story seeks to cement her memory in the minds of those who loved her as well as those who never met her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733026604
Publisher: Personal Chapters LLC
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 628,081
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Alvin Brooks 5

Prologue 7

Chapter 1–Brandy’s Nightmares Return 9

Chapter 2–Summer and Brandy 11

Chapter 3–Assignment: Independence 23

Chapter 4–The Empath at Nick’s 26

Chapter 5–The Art Gallery Birthday Party 28

Chapter 6–The Search Begins 31

Chapter 7–The Bronze BMW 35

Chapter 8–Aunt Fran Arrives 40

Chapter 9–Jeffrey Chace and the Chase for Clues 46

Chapter 10–Psychics, Searches and Interviews 51

Chapter 11–Fond Summer Memories 73

Chapter 12–From the Global to the Menial and Back Again 90

Chapter 13–The Squeaky Wheel Tour and Other Advocacy Efforts 95

Chapter 14–Dropping Out of the Club 100

Chapter 15–Trials Continue...Now in Courtrooms 106

Chapter 16–Jeffrey Sauerbry’s Murder Indictment and Trial 120

Chapter 17–Life Without Summer 130

Epilogue 135

Photos of Summer Shipp and Her Family 138

Acknowledgements and Index 141

About the CUE Center for Missing Persons 151

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