UPDATEDDd 1/31/15 – Michael Leroy Wilkie, accused of killing his wife, Shelby Wilkie, and burning her remains, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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Update Jan 6, PM:
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Investigators in Henderson County have charged Michael Wilkie with the murder of his wife Shelby Anne Wilkie. The arrest comes as officers tonight are searching property off Kanuga Lake Road that is owned by the family of Michael Wilkie.
The car belonging to Shelby has been located in the parking lot of JandS Cafeteria on Airport Road in Fletcher, NC. I have also heard that there were domestic violence charges in the past and seeing scratches on husband’s face.
Shelby Wilkie, 38, from Hendersonville, North Carolina is a new mom and according to her husband she has been suffering with postpartum depression.
Shelby was last seen at her home on Moody Street and she told her husband she was going to work at Asheville Radio Partners on Patton Avenue on Monday, but she did not show up for work. She has not called home or answered her cell phone.
Shelby drives a black 2012 Ford Escape.
If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office at 828-694-2748.