Connersville, IN —According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Shawn M. McClung was charged Thursday with Voluntary Manslaughter resulting from the investigation into the death of Denise Pflum lead by The Fayette County Sheriffs Department.
The information and probable cause affidavit allege that McClung previously claimed that Denise Pflum was still alive, but has recently admitted that he killed her in March of 1986. The investigation is ongoing regarding the involvement of other parties.
The family made an official statement on social media stating, “We appreciate all of the love and support that you have shown us. We appreciate that Denise has become like family to all of you. Our daughter was a special person whom we will never forget, and we know that this community will not forget. We are so grateful for all of those who have followed her story, who have helped with the investigation, and who have shown support and love.
At this time we ask that you respect our privacy, and allow us the time we need to mourn and grieve our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. Denise was a wonderful young woman, her light is never gone. Her love will always remain with us, and with all of you. Thank you for all of your help. We love and appreciate every one of you.”