misconduct. A True Crime Podcast

misconduct. a true crime podcast

Ep23 - The Disappearance Of Sheila Fox

Sheila Fox was 6 years old when she disappeared on her way home from school in 1944 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. She was seen leaving the school but never made it home. Because of her young age, a search immediately began. Conflicting eyewitness accounts were given to investigators, but Sheila was never seen or heard from again.

The case remained cold for 57 years. Then in 2001, the investigation became active again because law enforcement received a new tip. This was the first credible tip they had received in over half a century. Unfortunately, the tip went nowhere, but questions arose about other incidents in the area. Was Sheila an isolated incident? Or was there a serial offender responsible for multiple attacks in the area? Or were there multiple offenders operating in the area.  

 Sheila Fox

Sheila Fox

 Quentin Smith

Quentin Smith

 Peter Griffiths

Peter Griffiths