Once the trail on a murder case goes cold, it becomes increasingly impossible to catch the killer. Now that Rachael DelTondo’s murder has gone over a year without being solved, it’s looking like her killer will perhaps never be brought to justice. After getting ice cream with her best friend on May 13th, 2018, Rachel was shot and killed in her own driveway that Sunday evening.
David Lozier, the Beaver County District Attorney, insists that Rachel will not just be another statistic. He says he is very happy with where the investigation into her death is going, and he’s confident Rachel’s killer will pay for what they did.
Here are all the recent updates in Rachel DelTondo’s murder investigation and everything you need to know, below. There are definitely more shocking details being brought to light that we didn’t know about before.
Facebook; pictured above Rachel DelTondo smiles brilliantly while wearing a white dress
We’re going to quickly recap what happened, first. Rachel DelTondo was suspended from her job as an elementary school teacher following an incident with an underage student who attended another local school. The student was just 17-years-old at the time, and his name was Sheldon Jeter Jr. Rachel knew him very well because she used to date his older brother, Rashawn Bolton. Not only did Rachel date Rashawn, she was out getting ice cream with him the night she was murdered.
Police found the two of them parked in Rachel’s car late one night in a wooded area with the windows steamed up. Rachel and Sheldon both told police that they were just talking that night, but their late night chat led to Rachel’s suspension from her job and the end of her engagement, even though no charges were ever filed against Rachel.
Twitter; pictured above is a news clip covering Rachel’s murder case
“48 Hours”, which is by far one of the best true-crime shows on TV, aired an investigation recently into Rachel’s murder on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 p.m.
Just hours after Rachel’s investigation called “What Happened to Rachael?” aired on TV, someone connected to her was found unconscious on the side of the road.
This someone was none other than Sheldon Jeter Jr. Yes, the same Sheldon she was found talking to in her parked car before she was murdered.
Sheldon is now 21-years-old, and he was apparently partying hard in Pittsburgh that night. At 4 in the morning on Sunday, May 19th, a 911 call was placed saying there was an unconscious man just lying on the side of the road.
The caller mentioned they had seen a blue colored truck at the scene speeding away. When firefighters got to the side of Orchard Street, they found Sheldon.
First responders rushed to the scene after someone called 911 about a man lying unconscious on the side of the road
Sheldon appeared to be suffering from an overdose, so first responders gave him Narcan and were able to revive him. Michael Santicola, who is Sheldon’s attorney, said on Monday that Sheldon was not overdosing when he was found. He also says Sheldon has no history of using drugs at all.
Sheldon just had too much to drink that night and blacked out on the side of the road, his attorney says. Sheldon remembers nothing. He doesn’t remember blacking out, he doesn’t remember being revived, he doesn’t remember the first responders.
After he was revived, he flipped off the first responders and just walked off towards home. Some display of gratitude.
After firefighters were able to revive Sheldon, he flipped them all off and went home
Even though Mr. Santicola insists Sheldon was just drunk, the curious thing about Narcan is that it won’t revive you if you’re suffering from alcohol poisoning or an overdose of that kind of cocktail…..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that Narcan is only successful in reviving patients who have overdosed on opioids.