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Sheldon Jeter Jr. awoke Sunday morning in a neck brace and no memory of it or the night before, his attorney said.

Jeter Jr.’s family looked him over and thought he seemed fine, so they went to church.

The day devolved from there. It would end with Jeter Jr., 21, admitting himself to a hospital and undergoing drug tests to find an answer to his missing night, his lawyer said.

Attorney Michael Santicola said today the tests revealed no drugs in Jeter Jr.’s system. But he and his client believe Jeter Jr. was indeed drugged with some unknown substance at some point while he was out Saturday night, including at a bar in Pittsburgh. Then, they believe, his unconscious body was dumped near his Aliquippa home around 4 in the morning.

Jeter Jr.’s mother, Delsha Crumb Flannigan, started trying to piece together her son’s night and find his missing cell phone. She posted on Facebook.

“I know who my son was with last night,” she wrote, “Was y’all in a accident where his belongings…. I want answers I’m not playing NO GAMES about my Son (sic).”

According to Santicola, Flannigan eventually contacted Aliquippa police and learned of the events earlier that morning.

Jeter Jr., had been located unconscious by police on the side of Orchard Street. His initial condition was deemed so serious that emergency personnel placed Life Flight in Pittsburgh on standby.

Five hours earlier, Jeter’s affiliation with Rachael DelTondo of Aliquippa had been featured in an episode of “48 HOURS” about her murder. Santicola said his client had no involvement in her death.

Police said medics revived him with NARCAN, a medication known to reverse the effects of heroin.

Police said after Jeter was revived, he got up and left the scene while shouting obscenities at officers as he walked away and ignoring their advice to go to a hospital.

On Sunday, Santicola told BeaverCountian.com his client believed he was abducted and unwittingly drugged.

“He was out at a bar. He obviously had left but he doesn’t recall leaving it … The next thing he remembers, he is waking up at his parents’ house,” Santicola said today.

“He didn’t even remember his encounter with police. His family looked him over, he seemed ok, so they all went to church.”

But what happened to Jeter Jr. is still a mystery.

“There were no drugs in his system whatsoever. I have the toxicology report from the hospital … This kid doesn’t do drugs. He doesn’t even smoke weed,” Santicola said. “They gave him a CAT scan, it was clear.”

“It was not a suicide attempt or anything like that.”

After being informed of Santicola’s assertions about the drug test results, Aliquippa Police Chief Robert Sealock told BeaverCountian.com again today that Jeter only regained consciousness after being administered NARCAN by medics.

Sealock said that only happens in the case of a drug overdose. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

BeaverCountian.com investigative reporter John Paul contributed to this report.

See Also:

Key Figure In DelTondo Case Revived By Medics After Being “Thrown From A Vehicle”

Timeline: The Murder Of Rachael DelTondo (Updated 5/19/2019)

Lori Boone
Lori Boone (DeLauter) has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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Disgusted
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Disgusted

Did the cops get enough DNA off of him? You watch, he’ll be charged with murder in the next couple weeks with “new found dna evidence”🙄

Raven
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Raven

How do you spell m-e-t-a-b-o-l-i-z-e? Heroin, at most, one hour. Metabolites, maybe one day. Narcan, half-life, 30 to 81 minutes. And much later, after church, maybe 12 hours later, a Computerized Axial Tomography? Say what? Nope, perhaps this was an alien abduction, aluminum hats and all. Save it for the X-Files.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

I would like someone to explain to me how the fuck can you be revived by Narcan if there are no drugs in your system?

Msliberty1937
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And…since he ran off right after being revived and wasn’t apprehended, how can his lawyer say no drugs were found in his system. I’m still shaking my head over the cops turning his phone over to his mother so quickly.

Raven
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Raven

Maybe this is his lawyer’s pro bono case for the year.

sezme
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sezme

don,t be so naive as to think the cops didn,t look at the phone.even if they erased certain things, it is still in The Cloud .A Tech forebsic person can connect the dots, as to Who What When Where sheldon was at and with.

Karen
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Karen

Sorry, not sorry. Karma is a bitch. Rachael was family and I feel no sympathy for this family

Looking for justice
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Looking for justice

Obviously: 1. Narcan revived him. 2. The tested for drugs weren’t in his system at the time of the test or the test would have been positive. 3. Foul play needs to be ruled out. The question then becomes about his activities and who he was with. This is a good time to check out his phone and security cameras along his route. When something like this happens a year after a murder that’s turning cold, shouldn’t all the stops be pulled out to find out the truth of this particular night? Come on people, investigate the hell out of this incident. Someone knows something. And he either forgets as he said, or doesn’t want to talk. There are drugs designed to leave a loss of memory.

Raven
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Raven

WHO would investigate it? That puts it back on square one, unless you go private. This is a job for the informers.

Looking for justice
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Looking for justice

This murder literally just received national attention. You would think the outside agencies would finally put this all together in an effort to address the underlying problems in the area.

Raven
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Not to nitpick, but there aren’t any that haven’t already been enlisted for the crime and corruption. State police, AG’s office, FBI, and even the ineffective local DA and his dicks have been called. My guess is that they know very well what’s going and even sift through these articles and comments for clues. This kid turning up unconscious in a gutter won’t set off any new alarms.

Looking for justice
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Looking for justice

Well maybe it should. Or what you’re saying is that we just accept this as the status quo. Eventually with this as an example of the way it is in Aliquippa, the acceptable unsolved murders in Aliquippa will increase from 9 to what 20? 30?

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Exactly!! Where the hell is the State?? They’ve been investigating the hell out of this town for a year now.. cmon!!! Step the fuck up and protect these people!! It’s bs!! How many people have to perish in the hands of this regime?? You can’t tell me you haven’t found nothing by now! Everybody knows they’ve been crooked for years!!! It’s just common knowledge.

sezme
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sezme

whoever dumped him must have known where he lives. hence, not a random act. bet they thought he was dead when they tossed him. but narcan saved the day. now bet there will be another attempt to ice him. he should either get outa the quip, or start talkin.