Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
On July 08, 2011 @ approximately 1119 hours, The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was advised by dispatch of a missing person in which Elsberry Police Department was working. The missing person was described as Sherri Jane Wood a 50 year old white female 5'02" 249 pounds. Our Office was advised the Elsberry Police Department was not requesting any assistance at that time. Information lead Pike County Sheriff's Office to the end of Hwy P at the Mississippi River where property believed to belong to Sherri Woods was located.
On July 15, 2011 Chief Bodley of the Elsberry Police Department requested the Sheriff's Office to become more involved in the investigation. After meeting with the Chief the Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation and has begun to reinvestigate any and all leads. Our Detectives have confirmed through relatives that the handwriting left on a suicide note at her residence was written by Sherri Jane Wood's.
This is an ongoing investigation and any information the public may have regarding Sherri Jane Wood is encouraged to contact us at 636-528-6100.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will continue to work in partnership with the Elsberry Police Department, Pike County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Water Patrol regarding this incident.
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