A missing college student from Florida has been found dead behind a fire station in South Carolina, before her burned out car was discovered in a corn field ten miles away.
Sheridan Wahl, 21, drove hundreds of miles from her Florida home to visit her father in Myrtle Beach last week, but he claims to police she never showed up at his home.
Wahl’s mother, Kelly, pleaded for help to find her daughter on Facebook after she had last spoken to her on Facetime on September 19th.
‘Please help me find my daughter. Last seen at 300 S. Ocean in Myrtle Beach. We haven’t heard from her since 1p and her phone is not picking up,’ Kelly DeArment Wahl wrote on September 20.
‘She could have been driving back from Myrtle Beach to Tampa. Let let me know if anyone has seen her. Otherwise please pray she comes home to us safely!’
An incident report from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office states that Wahl’s body was found about 10 miles from her burned car
Earlier that day, Sheridan told her mother on the call that she was trying to rent a scooter, adding that she was also set to return to their home in Tampa after being refused service for not wearing shoes, according to a police report.
Reports said her mother’s response to her was to stay the night in Myrtle Beach to avoid a long drive home back to Florida. However, her family said they didn’t hear from her after that facetime call.
Two days later, the young woman’s body was found behind the Hannah-Salem Fire station on Highway 378, 50 miles west of Myrtle Beach, where she was originally reported missing, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s office.
The station, just a tiny shed with three garages, would have been on her route home.
The body of Sheridan Wahl was found behind the Hannah-Salem Fire department station (pictured) in Florence County on Tuesday, September 21
Her burgundy colored Toyota Corolla was found torched and abandoned in a ditch in a corn field, ten miles away from the local fire department, two days later.
Sheridan’s body was brought to the Medical University of South Carolina on Friday for an autopsy to determine her cause of the death.
The medical center has not yet responded to Dailymail.com’s inquiry.
Meanwhile, Myrtle Beach Police Department said it determined that Sheridan had left the area safely after opening an investigation a day after her disappearance, according to a tweet released from MBPD last Wednesday.
At that time, the local police department requested that South Carolina’s Law Enforcement look into the matter because they have statewide jurisdiction and authority throughout the state.
Wahl’s mother posted a tribute to her daughter on Facebook prior to the police release about her ‘cherished and loving daughter, sister, niece and friend.’
‘We are heartbroken beyond belief to share the news that our beloved Sheridan Lynne Wahl has passed,’ the post read.
‘Sheridan was our cherished and loving daughter, sister, niece and friend. She will be missed more than words can ever express.
‘Please note that the case has yet to be closed – and details have not been confirmed. A full statement will be released pending more information. In the meantime, the family graciously requests that their privacy be respected and deeply appreciates the outpouring of love and support from all.’
Kelly DeArment Wall, mother of Sheridan Wahl post this update about her daughter in her FB page, paying tribute to her daughter
Sheridan’s roommate at University of South Florida wrote that a white male was seen ‘driving/fleeing the scene’ on a Go Fund Me page that she created to raise funds for funeral expenses.
She also paid tribute to Sheridan, saying that ‘she was an amazing musician and many times would sit down to make music for fun and relaxation alone and with friends.’
‘She loved fashion and was very healthy. She was spontaneous and knew how to make you laugh … So, what happened to this kind, loving, talented and beautiful young woman?’
Sheridan’s cause of death has yet to be determined.