Lincoln Murder Mystery Now Six Years Old

Time is supposed to heal wounds, but Sherry Moore still feels the same pain that began on a cold February Friday night in 2002.

“I'll never give up until I have the answers of who killed my son,” says Moore of the search for suspects in the deaths of her 18-year-old son, Bo Upton, and 20-year-old Ryan Shangraw.

The two were gunned down in Ryan's trailer just outside Stanford.

Since then, there has been a $25,000 reward offered and advertisements asking for help. And leads still come in; Moore learned of one just days ago.

“And it's a whole new type of lead then the leads we had before,” Moore says of the person who called her.

Police aren’t talking much about the investigation, only to say that it is “active” and “ongoing.”

Several detectives are working on it. They continue to ask the community for help.

Moore thinks someone has the final piece of the puzzle police need, but is scared to come forward. She says police have a way to keep everything anonymous.

“If they're afraid to tell, if they'll get killed for telling, Detective Monte Owens can give them an ID number,” says Moore.

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  • by Me! Location: Ky on Feb 2, 2008 at 05:39 AM
    I would LOVE to see the news cast do continuing stories on cold cases like this one and my dad's.I think that pressure from newscast like this shake people up. Whether they are the ones committing the crimes or they know something that would solve the cases.I am on here everyday and I always read other comments.Thank you WKYT for following up on this story. I hope it is solved.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Feb 2, 2008 at 05:35 AM
    Active and ongoing....How many times have I heard that. We were like the lady in this story we have never given up. Just last year I was contacted by a detective in Richmond and have not heard from him since.Something needs to be done about all the old cases like my dad and these two young men.The law all but had a neon sign pointing to the one that murdered my dad and still nothing was done.Since my dads death there have been 2 or 3 witnesses that have died so I guess we just have to wait for the one that killed him to die as well to know he got his "final" sentencing!!Hell is HOT!!!
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Feb 2, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    As a former Lincoln Co...My father was murdered 24 years ago in that county and it has never been solved.Evidence was there but the law officials at that time turned their heads in my opinion. I pray that don't happen to this case as well. But I don't have much faith there.I miss my Dad every day and it never gets easier. My thoughts are with the families and friends of these two.


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