She was one of the most remarkable criminals in U.S. history. A housewife, she turned cold-blooded killer. In 1969 she escaped from a Mexican prison and disappeared without a trace.
Sharon Elizabeth Hall (Born- November 30th, 1939) is an alleged American multiple murderer. She has the longest current outstanding arrest warrant in Kansas City, Missouri and one of the longest outstanding felony warrants in American history.
Sharon Elizabeth Hall was born on November 30th, 1939 in Independence, Missouri. The daughter of an alcoholic single mother. When she was 16 she met 22 year old James Kinne at a church function and began casually dating in the summer of 1956. But James broke it off when he returned to Brigham Young University in the Fall. Kinne who did not want to be alone and wanting a partner who could get her out of Independence, Missouri wrote to James claiming she was pregnant by him. James dropped out of school and returned to Independence to marry Sharon in October of 1956. They claimed on the marriage certificate that Sharon was 19 and a widow, whose husband died in a car crash. Kinne converted to Mormonism and the pair got married at the Salt Lake Temple in Utah.
After the wedding the couple settled in Provo, Utah. James returned to studies at BYU and worked as an electrical engineer and Sharon babysat. Sharon claimed to have miscarried the first child (the false pregnancy one to lure James back) but was pregnant again and in the fall of 1957 gave birth to a daughter they named Danna. Sharon was a lavish spender and the two had a second child Troy and by this time Sharon was having an extra marital affair with a high school friend and now ice cream vendor John Boldizs.
By the start of 1960 James was strongly thinking about divorce. Not only because of Sharon’s spending habits, but he really suspected she was having an affair. Boldizs later claimed to police that Sharon offered him $1,000 to kill James of find someone that could. James told his parents he wanted a divorce and Sharon would give him one if he gave her the house, the kids, and $1,000. James parents devout Mormons were strongly against the idea of divorce.
On March 19th, 1960 20 year old Sharon phoned the police. Sharon’s 25 year old husband James Kinne was found dead shot in the head. With the couples small 2 year old playing right near his dead body with a gun in her hand. Sharon told police that she heard a gun shot at around 5:30pm where he was sleeping. Sharon along with neighbors claimed that James would let the 2 year old play with his guns often. So she must of accidently shot her dad. At first police could not disproved her story. So with the death of James being closed and called an accidental homicide. James was buried and Sharon collected the $29,000 in life insurance. She did not appear to be grieving in any way shape or form with her manor around others. With some of the money she went and bought a fancy blue thunderbird sports car off a car salesman and future lover Walter T Jones. “She wanted the salesman to leave his wife and his children and take care of her. She wanted him. In her mind, whatever Sharon wanted, Sharon got.” says an author of a book about her.
But a few months later on May 27th the body of 23 year old Patricia Jones (a local file clerk) was found in the woods by Kinne and her new boyfriend John Boldzis, while they were parked in a place called lovers lane. It turns out that Patricia was the wife of another one of Kinne’s boyfriends Walter T. Jones a car salesman who wooed Kinne. Walter had tried to break off the affair with Kinne right before his wife went missing. Kinne admitted she was the last person to talk to Patricia before she went missing. She was then charged with Patricia’s murder and then with further investigation that of her husband James.
Kinne went to trial for Patricia Jones murder in June of 1961. She was acquitted. In January of 1962 she went on trial for James Kinne’s murder. After going on trial 3 times for James murder (the last one ending in a hung jury) she was released on bond. She fled to Mexico in October of 1964 before a fourth trial could be scheduled. She went down there with her new lover Francis Peglise. The two checked into a the Hotel Gin. While there Kinne said she felt un safe in a foreign country and bought a gun there, along with ones they brought from the states. Then when she got to Mexico she killed a man named Francisco Ordonez. Sharon killed him in a hotel room where she went to look at pictures he had. She then claimed he made sexual advances at her. She claimed that it was in self defence. Shot in the back in self defence. Investigation into that shooting showed that the same gun that killed Patricia Jones killed Ordonez. She was convicted in Mexico of shooting Ordonez in October 1965. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kinne escaped from the Ixtapalapan Prison during a black out in December of 1969. Dispite extensive manhunts she has not been seen to this day.
It is rumored she may have snuck into Guatemala, was killed right after prison, or is still alive somewhere at 81 years old. Maybe even up in Alaska where she has relatives.
The case was aired on Unsolved Mysteries in 1998