We still don't know who killed Summer Shipp, who disappeared in December 2004 while conducting door-to-door surveys in Independence. Almost three years later, a couple of fishermen discovered Shipp's remains in the Little Blue River. And a month later, Shipp's daughter, Brandy Shipp, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit, alleging that the marketing companies that her mother worked for were negligent and failed to protect her mother.
A federal judge dismissed the case last July. Yesterday, an appeals panel blocked the lawsuit, The Kansas City Star reported. "We will find out who did this to my mother," Brandy Shipp told the Star.
Hopefully, Shipp finds peace.
For more on the case, read former Pitch reporter Kendrick Blackwood's story on Shipp's disappearance.