Georgia's First "No Body" Conviction: The Murder of Shannon Melendi

On March 26,1994, 19 year old Shannon Melendi went on her lunch break - she had been working as the scorekeeper at the Softball Country Club of Atlanta. But Shannon never returned from break, and she was never seen again. Law enforcement treated her disappearance as a runaway and if some high powered politicians hadn't gotten involved, Shannon's killer would never have been brought to justice.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed Erica Kelley


PLEASE sign the petition to deny Butch Hinton parole when he is eligible to apply again. Here is the link the Melendi family created:

Personal letters are very influential and should be mailed to:

Victim Services Office
State Board of Pardons—Paroles
2 M.L. King, Jr. Drive, SE
Suite 458, East Tower
Atlanta GA, 30334
RE: Parole Hearings for:
Colvin C. "Butch" Hinton, III (GDC ID #0001201616

Petitions can also be emailed to:

Best Fiends, that’s friends without the “R”

2356 232

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