Chilling New True Crime Documentary Recounts Harrowing Mystery Left Unsolved For 30 Years

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Chilling New True Crime Documentary Recounts Harrowing Mystery Left Unsolved For 30 Years

Netflix is set to give armchair detectives a new mystery to investigate with the release of its upcoming documentary from the director of Abducted in Plain Sight and Dead Asleep.

Skye Borgman has returned for the new true crime documentary Girl in the Picture, which focuses on Sharon Marshall, a woman who died under questionable circumstances in 1990 and left behind her son and a man claiming to be her husband.

Shortly after her death, it emerged Marshall may not have been who she said, or perhaps who she thought she was, resulting in an investigation of the mystery which spans across decades.


Watch the trailer for Girl in the Picture below:


Investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck, who first wrote about the story of Marshall in his novels A Beautiful Child and Finding Sharon, works as executive producer on the film and explains in the trailer the 'only person' that knew of Marshall's real identity was her father, Franklin Floyd.

Floyd himself was not always honest about his identity, and was actually found to be a fugitive and felon with multiple allegations against him.


Birkbeck received a picture of the father and daughter in 2002 and claimed he immediately knew something was 'terribly wrong' by the look in the daughter's eye.

When Floyd's daughter reached her teenage years, he is said to have forced her to work as an exotic dancer and changed her name every time they went somewhere new.

A synopsis for the upcoming documentary reads: "A young mother's mysterious death and her son's subsequent kidnapping blow open a decades-long mystery about the woman's true identity and the murderous federal fugitive at the center of it all."

Sharon Marshall was found dead in 1990. Credit: Netflix
Sharon Marshall was found dead in 1990. Credit: Netflix

Girl in the Picture is set to be released in July, with many Netflix fans already desperate to watch the mystery unfold.

"I’ve always wanted to know more about this case, now it's a Netflix movie," one internet user wrote, while another commented: "Netflix never cease to amaze me with their series and documentaries, tbh I can’t see anything evil or horrible from seeing the picture but im curious now can’t wait. Even horror movies isn’t horrific or bad lol but it’s always real stuff that’s scary af [sic]."

One commenter who was also familiar with the case described the events as 'extremely messed up', adding: "Hope [Sharon's] resting in peace."

Those intrigued to find out more about what happened to Marshall will be able to stream the documentary from 6 July.


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Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Film and TV, True crime, Entertainment

Emily Brown
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