Now the Whole Country Knows Who the DPD Suspects in Disappearance of Dallas Woman
As soon as Saturday night's broadcast of the 48 Hours Mystery devoted to the disappearance of Lisa Stone faded to black, the comments began pouring in. Because, as we noted last week, Stone's longtime partner Sherry Henry spoke publicly for the first time, insisting time and again she had nothing to do with Stone's vanishing last June from her Far East Dallas home. Stone's old friends from Mesquite High -- Tammye Markle, Joni Shannon and Tina Wiley, collectively known now as "The Facebook Detectives" -- don't believe her; that's why they've spent almost the past year "watching her closely," which resulted in Dallas Police having to tell them to back off. Viewers also aren't buying Henry's tale, in which she suggests Stone disappeared because she was depressed and using coke.
DPD homicide detective Jim Gallagher remains convinced Stone's dead: "I think Lisa Stone was murdered. I think her body was disposed of." He also points to Henry as the sole "person of interest," because "I'm confident that Sherry isn't telling me 100 percent of the truth." Toward the end of the show, Henry tells correspondent Maureen Maher that Stone couldn't have been murdered, though, because, look, there's no evidence a crime has been committed. So there. Maher isn't buying that answer.
Sherry seems to have a lot to say about everything -- and everyone else -- yet she refuses to answer even the most basic question.
"When is the last time you saw Lisa?" Maher asks.
"Prior to the search warrant being issued," Sherry replies. "And that's what I'm going to say."
"So I just want to be clear so I've covered my base as a reporter," says Maher. "You will not tell us specific days as to when the last time you spoke with or saw Lisa Stone?"
"Nope, will not, no more, no more of this. It has to stop at some point. And I have to be the one to step up and say 'enough of this,'" Sherry says. "I am not here to have a bunch of people be a mystery sleuth any longer. This has taken a toll on me. What these women have done, what the Dallas Police Department have done to me, has upended my life to no end."
You can watch the whole episode after the jump. Or, for those who don't have 40 minutes to spare this morning, you can read CBS News's written account here.