Body of missing college student, 21, is found behind fire station two days after she vanished


A missing college student from Florida has been found dead behind a fire station in South Carolina, two days before her car was discovered torched in a corn field ten miles away. 

Sheridan’s roommate at University of South Florida, Elizabeth Echenique, wrote that a white male was seen ‘driving/fleeing the scene’ of where the car crashed on a Go Fund Me page that she created to raise funds for funeral expenses.

Sheridan Wahl, 21, drove hundreds of miles from her Tampa home to visit her father in Myrtle Beach last week.

But he told police that she never arrived at his home, and Sheridan’s mom Kelly issued a frantic plea for information on Facebook on September 20th. 

The day before, Sheridan told her mother on Facetime that she was trying to rent a scooter on South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, but had been refused service for not wearing shoes.

Police say that Sheridan told her mom that she was intending to drive home to Tampa – which would have been a nine-hour drive.

An incident report from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office states that Wahl’s body was found about 10 miles from her burned car

Wahl, 21, drove hundreds of miles from her Tampa home to visit her father in Myrtle Beach last week

Wahl, 21, drove hundreds of miles from her Tampa home to visit her father in Myrtle Beach last week

A map (pictured) showing the route followed by Sheridan Wahl from Myrtle Beach to Tampa (inset) and on her way back where she disappear. Her burnt car was found in a cornfield close to Scranton and her body 10 miles away behind the Hannah-Salem Friendfield Fire Department

A map (pictured) showing the route followed by Sheridan Wahl from Myrtle Beach to Tampa (inset) and on her way back where she disappear. Her burnt car was found in a cornfield close to Scranton and her body 10 miles away behind the Hannah-Salem Friendfield Fire Department

The body of Sheridan Wahl was found behind the Hannah-Salem Fire department station (pictured) in  Florence County on Tuesday, September 21

The body of Sheridan Wahl was found behind the Hannah-Salem Fire department station (pictured) in  Florence County on Tuesday, September 21

Her mom told her to stay the night in Myrtle Beach to avoid a long drive home back.

But the family said they didn’t hear from her again after that Facetime call. 

Two days later, Sheridan’s body was found behind the Hannah-Salem Fire station on Highway 378 – 50 miles west of Myrtle Beach, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s office.

The station, just a tiny shed with three garages, would have been on her route home. 

Her burgundy colored Toyota Corolla was found torched and abandoned in a ditch in a corn field, ten miles away from the local fire department, two days later.

Sheridan’s body was brought to the Medical University of South Carolina on Friday for an autopsy to determine her cause of the death. 

The medical center has not yet responded to Dailymail.com’s inquiry.

Sheridan told her mom that she was intending to drive home to Tampa - which would have been a nine-hour drive

Her mom told her to stay the night in Myrtle Beach to avoid a long drive home back. But the family said they didn't hear from her again after that Facetime call

Sheridan told her mom that she was intending to drive home to Tampa – which would have been a nine-hour drive. Her mom told her to stay the night in Myrtle Beach to avoid a long drive home back. But the family said they didn’t hear from her again after that Facetime call

Meanwhile, Myrtle Beach Police Department said it determined that Sheridan had left the area safely after opening an investigation a day after her disappearance, according to a tweet released from MBPD last Wednesday. 

At that time, the local police department requested that South Carolina’s Law Enforcement look into the matter because they have statewide jurisdiction and authority throughout the state. 

Wahl’s mother posted a tribute to her daughter on Facebook prior to the police release about her ‘cherished and loving daughter, sister, niece and friend.’  

‘We are heartbroken beyond belief to share the news that our beloved Sheridan Lynne Wahl has passed,’ the post read.

‘Sheridan was our cherished and loving daughter, sister, niece and friend. She will be missed more than words can ever express.

‘Please note that the case has yet to be closed – and details have not been confirmed. A full statement will be released pending more information. In the meantime, the family graciously requests that their privacy be respected and deeply appreciates the outpouring of love and support from all.’ 

Kelly DeArment Wall, mother of Sheridan Wahl post this update about her daughter in her FB page, paying tribute to her daughter

Kelly DeArment Wall, mother of Sheridan Wahl post this update about her daughter in her FB page, paying tribute to her daughter

Echenique paid tribute to Sheridan, saying that  ‘she was an amazing musician and many times would sit down to make music for fun and relaxation alone and with friends.’

‘She loved fashion and was very healthy. She was spontaneous and knew how to make you laugh … So, what happened to this kind, loving, talented and beautiful young woman?’

Sheridan’s cause of death has yet to be determined. 

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