Sherri Lynn Ross
Sherri, approximately 1995; Brooks Ross, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 07/08/1995
Missing location (approx) :
West End, North Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/17/1966 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 145 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Sherri has a tattoo of a unicorn on her hip. She goes by her middle name, Lynn. Some accounts spell her name "Sheri" or "Sherry."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sherri was last seen in West End, North Carolina at 7:00 a.m. on July 8, 1995. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her husband, Brooks, told a neighbor, "If anybody asks, my wife ran off with a drug dealer." Her family reported her missing three weeks later.
Sherri's second husband, Brooks Gordon Ross, is a person of interest in her disappearance. Her family describes him as controlling and a habitual liar, and stated he tried to keep her apart from her mother. According to Sherri's mother, Sherri had found out Brooks was being unfaithful, and was extremely angry about it.
Brooks has never been charged in Sherri's case. In 1996 he pleaded guilty to bigamy; he married Sherri before getting legally divorced from his previous wife. In 2018, he pleaded guilty to a Gender : ual offense with a child and was sentenced to eighteen to twenty-two years in prison. A photo of him is posted with this case summary.
Foul play is suspected in Sherri's case due to the circumstances involved.
Other information and links : ncy
Moore County Sheriff Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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