Shirley Neumann

Photo of Shirley Neumann, an elderly woman with short gray hair. She is wearing a white blouse and earrings.Name: Shirley Neumann.
Died: October 31, 2013.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Undetermined.
Location: Fenton, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Shirley Neumann’s death was initially thought to be an accident. Her daughter, who visited her at her retirement home, was the last person to see her alive; when her daughter left, she told staff that Shirley would not be down for dinner. In the morning, Shirley was found dead beneath her broken fourth-floor balcony, having fallen to her death. Her daughter was the beneficiary of her $500,000 life insurance policy.

Shirley’s death was ruled an accident, but her daughter is under investigation for two other murders, also of disabled people: Betsy Faria, her friend, whose death was disguised as a suicide and for which Shirley’s daughter is charged with murder; and Lewis Gumpenberger, her ex-boyfriend, in whose shooting death Shirley’s daughter pleaded no contest to murder.

Investigators tested the railing and found that someone of Shirley’s weight should not have been able to break the railing by falling into it. Shirley Neumann’s manner of death has been officially changed from “accidental” to “undetermined”.

Case status:
Pamela Hupp (Daughter), under investigation.

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