Tyler Dasher: Mother arrested on suspicion of murder

UPDATE 2014 –  Dasher had died from blunt force trauma to the head stated the medical examiner.  Shelby Dasher, Tyler’s mother told police she hid the body in the cemetery about a mile from her home.  She also stated she killed him out of frustration when he wouldn’t stop crying.

Although she has not been formally charged, and it is unclear if she will even be charged, Shelby Dasher, the mother of Tyler Dasher, was booked on a 24-hour hold around 2:00 a.m. this morning.  She is being held at the county jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to a St. Louis County jail supervisor.

It crossed my mind if possible she had taken Tyler out of the house and left him in the woods and came back and called the police, but there were so many people at the scene that said she was a great mother, and vouched for her, it seemed odd.

Most of the neighborhood was in a panic thinking that there was a “sick person” as the chief called them, running the neighborhood grabbing kids out of their bed and running away with them.  But, whoever it was, would have to be pretty gutsy to walk into an unknown house, not knowing what they would run into, and taking a child and running away.  But, we have heard of this happening before in Kansas City, right?

Makes you wonder what what would have happened if they had done the same thing to Deborah Bradley, they could have, but they did not, which means they didn’t have enough evidence to do that.  Do you think it would have been different all the way around if Deborah had been held on suspicion of murder?

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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