Who killed us? Sally and Shane

Investigators search for evidence near where McNelly and Stewart's remains were found.
Investigators search for evidence near where McNelly and Stewart’s remains were found.

July 4, 1988 high school sweethearts Sally McNelly and Shane Stewart are enjoying the holiday. Dinner, fireworks, hanging out. They crossed paths with a monster. Their murders remain unsolved.

Shane and Sally
Shane and Sally

The episode contained excerpts from a You Tube Video published by Pat Wade, the mother of Sally McNelly, on the 25th anniversary of her daughter’s murder.

Investigators encourage anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Lowe at 325-655-8111, ext. 109, or Detective Mellas at ext. 115.

Follow the case on Facebook: Remembering Shane and Sally 


Music courtesy of Luke Superior.

6 thoughts on “Who killed us? Sally and Shane”

    1. yes, evidence collected at his home (he was released on bond) is at the lab. Hoping this means and answer for their families.

      1. I just searched to see if there was an update and didn’t see anything, it has been two years they have to have the DNA back, wonder if they are just trying to build a case? Or it wasn’t a match…

  1. Shane Stewart and Sally McNelly were murdered by “M.S.” (persons initials) and law enforcement. I reported information about the murders of Shane and Sally. Then in 2009 law enforcement and “M.S.” tried to have my daughter murdered.. I was told recently that the gun that Shane and Sally gave to the Deputy has vanished from the evidence room. I have not confirmed this latest information but it should be true considering the source. My source is a person (company) doing a cold case video production about the murders of Shane and Sally.

  2. I appreciate this website for posting my comments. I’m just wanting justice for my daughter (and others). ALL law enforcement refuses to take information from me. ALL law enforcement refuses to investigate the attempted murder of my daughter. The short story about my daughter is that she was totally abandoned by the nurse and doctor in the delivery room during birth. The nurse actually thumped my daughters head when the entire top of her head was visible and ready to be born. The nurse turned off the fetal alarm and vanished from the delivery room for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Leaving my wife and baby totally unattended. I went for help outside the delivery room but nobody would come into the room and help. When the nurse returned 1 1/2 to 2 hours later she had my wife start pushing again and my daughter was born instantly because she was ready to be born hours before. My daughter was born lifeless and they had to do emergency resuscitation. Going off memory I think the medical records show it took about 8 to 10 minutes to revive my daughter. She was in intensive care for 3 days. She had an eye surgery because of the situation. I filed a police report and police refused to investigate. I investigated and discovered that both the doctor and nurse had direct connections to the exact same person that I had years before reported to police that had murdered Shane and Sally. The nurse actually lived directly across the street (at one time) from the murder suspect. The nurse’s front door was only about 8 seconds away from the murder suspects front door. The doctor graduated from a community service program that the murder suspect ran. The doctor has direct contact with the then Chief of Police. Interesting considering I had reported previously to law enforcement that Shane and Sally were murdered by “M.S.” (persons initials) and law enforcement. Someone reading this would be correct to think that sounds like a bunch of lies—why would law enforcement going all the way up to the Texas Rangers cover up a murder? I believe because the gun that Shane and Sally gave to the Deputy before they were murdered holds the clue. I believe the gun was used to murder the so called “solved” murder of Sheila Elrod in San Angelo, TX on 02-12-1980. Sheila was murdered in a high value jewelry store. She worked with cops in this high value jewelry store. Jewelry was missing and she no longer wanted to work there because she was uncomfortable about the missing jewelry. There is a book written about her murder called “No Reason to Kill” written by former Police of Chief Russell Smith. I have read read the book and there are NUMEROUS things that jump out from the book and that doesn’t make sense. The main thing that does not make sense is this—-Sheila was looking for another job because HIGH value jewelry was missing from the store and she wanted out of that job. She worked with cops in the jewelry store. Cops never explained what happened to the high value missing jewelry that would be a felony. In 1988 Shane and Sally gave the Deputy a gun they were told was used in a murder/ robbery. Sheila Elrod was murdered in a robbery in 1980. The population of San Angelo, TX is about 100,000 people. How many murder/ robberies had happened in San Angelo around the time Shane and Sally gave the gun to the Deputy? The police named 2 suspects that supposedly murdered Sheila Elrod. One had already died of natural causes when he was named as a suspect. The other was given a plea deal in another murder to avoid the death penalty. He later was interviewed in prison by Russell Smith (ex-Chief of Police/ Author). The suspect stated he had beat the polygraph and had lied about the murder of Sheila Elrod. The polygraph was part of his plea agreement. So, I believe law enforcement either did not get all the murder suspects in the Sheila Elrod murder or it was totally planted evidence. The Texas Rangers were involved in the investigation of the Sheila Elrod murder. If it was planted evidence this would explain why the Texas Rangers in my opinion are helping to cover up the Shane and Sally case. The Texas Rangers–REFUSE—to take a statement from me. The Texas Rangers —REFUSE–to meet with me….. Think about this.. Lets say I’m a total liar about all the things and the information I have about the Shane and Sally Case and the attempted murder of my daughter. Then all the Texas Rangers would have to do is come take a statement from me—then prove that I’m lying and get me for filing a false report. I have an enormous amount of information that I’m not stating here because it is very lengthy…. One final thought—-Isn’t a crime scene supposed to be off limits to all non law enforcement so that evidence can be secured?

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