Moon-Atwood, Shirley

Case Date: 2006

Town: Canaan

During the summer of 2006, Shirley Moon-Atwood was living with her husband, Shannon Atwood, at 534 Hartland Road in Canaan. In July of 2006, the State Police started a Missing persons investigation to determine the whereabouts of Cheryl Murdoch, who had recently moved in with Shannon Atwood at that same address. Cheryl's body was located in August of 2006. The State Police continued to investigate in an attempt to locate Shirley Moon-Atwood. Shannon Atwood was charged with the murder of both Cheryl and Shirley. Prior to trial, the charge of murder was dismissed without prejudice with respect to Shirley. Shannon Atwood was convicted in the murder of Cheryl Murdoch. Extensive searches have not located Shirley Moon-Atwood.

Contact: Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit-Central, 36 Hospital St., Augusta, ME, 04330; (207)624-7076 x9. (207)657-5748 (Fax).

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