Sheldon Jeter Jr. / screen grab from CBS' 48 HOURS
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Five hours after a national telecast featured him as a key figure in the Rachael DelTondo homicide investigation, Sheldon Jeter Jr. was found unconscious lying on the side of a road in Aliquippa.

Aliquippa Police Chief Robert Sealock confirmed to BeaverCountian.com that police received an anonymous call shortly before 4 a.m. today of a man “laying unresponsive at the side of the road” after being “thrown from a vehicle.”

Jeter Jr., 21, was located by police on the side of Orchard Street, not far from his home. His initial condition was so serious that emergency personnel placed Life Flight in Pittsburgh on standby.

Sealock said medics were eventually able to revive Jeter with NARCAN, a medication known to reverse the effects of heroin.

Police said after Jeter was revived, he got up and left the scene on his own accord. Police said he was shouting obscenities at officers as he walked away from the scene, leaving behind his cell phone.

Recordings of emergency services radio traffic obtained by BeaverCountian.com appear to corroborate the timeline of events recounted by police. On the recordings, medics can be heard notifying dispatch that their patient had gone.

Jeter Jr.’s mother, Delsha Crumb Flannigan, later retrieved his phone from the police station. Flannigan made a post to her Facebook page confirming the events.

“Somebody dumped him on the side of the road for dead he was found this morning,” she posted.

Attorney Michael Santicola, who represents Jeter Jr., insists Jeter does not use narcotics and what happened to him did not occur voluntarily, labeling the incident as “an attack.”

“The allegations are that he was abducted. They did whatever they did to him, and then dumped him,” Santicola said, adding that there are witnesses.

Sealock said he has no information that leads him to believe Jeter Jr. was the victim of a kidnapping, and that the department is treating the incident as a drug overdose. He said the matter is still under investigation by police.

Jeter Jr. was included in an episode of “48 HOURS” that aired nationwide on CBS Saturday night. During the broadcast, Santicola acknowledged that Jeter Jr. was among those being looked at by county detectives as a suspect in the murder of DelTondo, but insisted his client had no involvement in her death.

DelTondo, 33, was gunned down in her parents’ driveway on the night of Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018. Jeter Jr.’s affiliation with DelTondo was a focus of the CBS investigation, done in collaboration with BeaverCountian.com.

The case remains unsolved.

LISTEN to recorded emergency services radio traffic of the incident:


See Also:

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

What Happened To Rachael? WATCH THE ENTIRE EPISODE OF “48 HOURS”

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Cosmo5150
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Cosmo5150

Karma???

FUBAR
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How the fuck does this case keep getting more fucking bazaar!!!??? WTF is going on??!! This is right out of a made for TV movie plot! FUBAR!

deedor1972
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deedor1972

I see 4 scenarios: 1 aliquippa police tried to kill you ; 2 your half brother tried to kill you ; 3 you tried to kill yourself ; 4 her family tried to kill you. So the only question remains is are you going state’s evidence or you gonna take it to the grave like Rachel did? If it wasn’t #3 you need to wake up dumb ass before you have no choice. I truthfully only believed one person watching the 48 hour episode and it was John Paul. The police will pin it on you whether you did it or not ( you can’t argue it when you’re dead ) just like they framed that kid for officer Naim. All leads back to one dept and one name in aliquippa but you didn’t hear that name yesterday just the dept. You have to dig deep a little deeper than just the police and you will find the answer

Walk
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Walk

deedor72′ and Catroppa … not in your scenarios ?

deedor1972
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deedor1972

To me he was in my scenarios that falls under the first scenario aliquippa police remember his father is a retired officer from the same police force ( the blue line includes family )

Walk
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Walk

My question to John Paul : 48hrs reported Joe Catroppa Sr., was retired from the Aliq. Police Dept.
Was he allowed to RETIRE.

Looking for justice
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So, let me get this straight….. The Aliquippa police department has been suspected by many in the DelTondo case, Sheldon is suspected in the same case. Rachael was supposed to testify and ended up executed. Now Sheldon ends up near death and that situation is again being ‘investigated’ by those same Aliquippa police???? Get this kid into witness protection until this can all be sorted out with a REAL investigation by an outside agency.

John Q Taxpayer
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My thoughts are that this incident clears Aliquippa Police Dept. They are suspected of the murder and so is Jeter. This would have been the perfect opportunity for the police to let Jeter die and everyone would just go on thinking Jeter was the one that did the dirty deed. Case closed. Instead, they saved his life.

Raven
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Not quite, John Q. Not cleared. Just a Good Samaritan gesture. A cop’s and first responder’s sworn obligation. You know, they took oaths. If they kill him with neglect, it’s malfeasance, easy to prove, and much more problematic than dealing with one murder. Then, we are looking at a fourth Chief in charge. Any volunteers?

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

You got a good point Raven. That could have got pretty complicated. Saving Jeter makes them look like an upstanding and legit.

Hoojibs
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Hoojibs

The paperwork in triplicate and double spaced alone, would have been debilitating…

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Not necessarily. It depends who called 911. Once 911 is called there’s an official record and timeline established. Supposedly there are witnesses. It all remains to be seen.