May 23, 2021

Episode 83: Shelbey Thornburgh

Episode 83: Shelbey Thornburgh

This week’s unsolved homicide story is about the murder of a 20-year-old Houston woman named Shelbey Thornburgh. Shelbey eventually settled into a Houston apartment. She took a job as an escort. She told her family that it didn’t involve sexual...


This week’s unsolved homicide story is about the murder of a 20-year-old Houston woman named Shelbey Thornburgh. Shelbey eventually settled into a Houston apartment. She took a job as an escort. She told her family that it didn’t involve sexual relations with clients. However, Krystina had her doubts. She suspected her younger sister engaged in prostitution. She attempted to convince her younger sister to move to Alabama and give up prostitution. Shelbey told her sister that she couldn’t because she feared leaving her pimp.

On November 4, 2015, Shelbey had arranged to meet with a client sometime in the evening. Hotel video surveillance showed the man enter and leave the apartment within 30 minutes.
Kristina received an early morning phone call that her sister was deceased. She learned that someone had brutally murdered Shelbey. Her killer had slashed her throat and nearly decapitated her in the process.

When Krystina visited her sister at the funeral home, she was horrified by what she saw. The funeral home had basically sewn Shelbey’s head onto the body. Seeing Shelbey’s body gave Krystina and indication of just how horrific her sister was murdered. Krystina has worked with a Youtuber named Gavin Fish who has worked with her to find out who killed Shelbey.

Do you know anything about Shelbey's killer? Do you recognize him? If you know anything about Shelbey Thornburgh’s homicide, please contact Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). If you would like additional information about this case, please visit the Support Team Shelbey FB page. I have also included links to Gavin Fish. Please review his page or the Support Team Shelbey FB page to see a video of Shelbey's killer.

Gavin Fish

https://gavinfish.com

Shelbey’s case page: https://gavinfish.com/cases/shelbey-thornburgh/

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GavinFish/


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