The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

Suggest Edits
 Sheila Leigh <I>Walsh</I> Bellush

Photo added by Terry C

Sheila Leigh Walsh Bellush

  • Birth 19 Oct 1962 Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 7 Nov 1997 Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Frelinghuysen Township, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 7219949

Murder Victim. Subject of Ann Rule's best seller, "Every Breath You Take." Murdered on the orders of her ex-husband, Allen Blackthorne, who is currently serving a life sentence for the crime. She was Blackthorne's third wife in a mariage that was torturous for her. When she finally divorced him in 1987, he embarked on a decade-long campaign of harassment, stalking and lawsuits. He even enlisted the aid of Sheila's next door neighbor. The Bellushes moved from San Antonio, Texas in the middle of the night to try to escape Blackthorne's vindictiveness. He tracked her down and sent his hired killer, Joey Del Toro (who is also serving a life sentence) to Sarasota. Sheila's toddler quadruplets were left to crawl around in their mother's blood for seven hours before their half-sister, Stevie, discovered their mother's brutalized body.

Bio by: Terry C

Family Members






How famous was Sheila Leigh Walsh Bellush?

Current rating:

198 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Terry C
  • Added: 28 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7219949
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sheila Leigh Walsh Bellush (19 Oct 1962–7 Nov 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7219949, citing Yellow Frame Church Cemetery, Frelinghuysen Township, Warren County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .