Marilyn Sheppard

Birth Name:
Marilyn Reese
Birth Date:
April 14, 1923
Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio
Death Date:
July 4, 1954
Place of Death:
28944 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio
Cause of Death:
Homicide - blunt force trauma
Cemetery Name:
Knollwood Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Marilyn Sheppard was violently murdered in her home of Bay Village, Ohio on July 4, 1954. Her husband Dr. Samuel Sheppard was the primary suspect and convicted of her murder, but after 10 years in prison he was acquitted in 1966 at a second trial. The case was controversial from the beginning, with extensive and prolonged nationwide media coverage. The U.S. Supreme Court determined that the "carnival atmosphere" surrounding Sheppard's first trial had made due process impossible.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Knollwood Cemetery

1678 SOM Center Road

Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 44124


North America


Grave Location:

Mausoleum, North Wing, Crypt 744E

Grave Location Description

From the main entrance, take the second right hall and walk down the hallway and turn left then left again and look along the top of the crypts for 744 where you will find Marilyn Sheppard resting along with Sam Sheppard and unborn child.

Grave Location GPS

41.51347041, -81.44423815



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