It's been 40 years since Sheri Jo Elliott was abducted on her way to school and investigators still have no idea who is responsible for her disappearance or murder.

Elliott disappeared on Wednesday, November 16, 1983. The 16-year-old left for school like any other day at 6:30 am, walking from her home on Seneca St. in Flint to her bus stop. She was last seen near the intersection of W. Dartmouth and Clio Roads shortly after she left her house.

What Happened to Sheri Jo Elliott?

Four days after her disappearance, the Flint's teen's body was discovered in a ditch by a man from Blumfield Township in Saginaw County. He discovered Elliott's body while he was setting muskrat traps on November 20. He indicated that the young girl's body was not in the ditch when he had been setting traps one day before he made the gruesome discovery.

Upon examination of her body, medical experts determined that Elliott had probably been alive as late as November 19 and theorize that she had been kept against her will in an undisclosed location prior to her murder.

Evidence showed that Elliott had been sexually assaulted and shot several times.

40-Year-Old Flint Cold Case

As we mark 40 years since Sheri Jo Elliott was abducted on her way to school and tragically murdered, it's sad to note the Crime Stoppers' website is filled with many stories of victims whose murders have gone unsolved - some dating back decades. We've outlined some of those cases below.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $2,500 for tips that lead to finding the people responsible for many of these tragic cases.


Michigan Homicides That Have Gone Unsolved For More Than 25 Years

Sadly, the Mid-Michigan area is reputed to be a dangerous place to live. Thanks to Crime Stoppers, we've compiled a list of 15 homicide victims whose lives were tragically taken long before their time.

Their murders have gone unsolved for more than 25 years.

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Detroit's Historic Bishop Mansion Lists at $7 M

This massive, 32,000-square-foot mansion in Detroit's Palmer Woods District was built about 100 years ago.

It's not only served as the primary residence for Archbishops of the Archdiocese of Detroit, but it has also been owned by Detroit Pistons star John Salley.

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Take a Peek Inside Madonna's Former Mansion

An opulent home once owned by Michigan's own Material Girl herself is on the market, for $18.9 million.

The three-acre property overlooks Lake Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, and the ocean and even features a panoramic view of the iconic Hollywood sign.

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