Friends and Family Say Good-Bye

Erika Megan Sharpton

Friends and family gathered to say their goodbyes to a woman whose burned body was found in Franklin County. A celebration of life was held Saturday evening for 24-year old Erika Sharpton. Sharpton’s partially burned body was found last week on the side of the road by a motorist in Franklin County. Her death has been ruled a homicide, and detectives said preliminary reports indicated that Sharpton died of blunt force trauma. In an exclusive interview with News Channel 5, Sharpton’s mother, Kelly Sharpton, said her daughter was just honest, she was brutally honest,” and trusting, brutally trusting.” Kelly Sharpton said that her daughter’s eagerness to trust likely contributed to her murder last weekend. The mother said that Megan trusted people at face value. She believed that there is no bad, people make bad decisions, but ultimately there is truth in everybody. On Saturday at the celebration of Erika Megan Sharpton, known to her friends and family as Megan, local residents came to say their goodbyes. Sharpton was a nursing student at Motlow and also worked part-time at a local restaurant. No arrests have been made in the case. Ericka was last seen Sunday, July 1. Police have asked that anyone who saw her that day contact investigators. Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been called in to help with the investigation. Anyone with information has been asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 931-967-2331 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.