Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Martin, who resided on Ash Drive, last was seen showing a man and a woman an apartment on East Nine Mile Road that she managed. Martin's husband, Calvin Wilson, last heard from her when she called him at lunchtime on March 30.
John Homer Docherty IV, used Sharon Martin's credit card at a local Wal-Mart several times after her disappearance. Docherty was charged with first-degree homicide in the death of Sharon Martin. Docherty was sentenced in February 2008 to a 15-year state prison term after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter.
Authorities said Docherty killed Sharon Martin in November 2006. Then, with a neighbor’s help, he dumped her body in a trash bin. He was seen later that night rooting through the trash with a flashlight. A bloody carpet patch found in Docherty’s bedroom matched Martin’s DNA. The carpet was the state’s key evidence at trial. Martin owned an apartment complex in the 100 block of East Nine Mile Road, where she employed Docherty as a handyman. She kept her rental office in his apartment there. The prosecutor suggested during the trial that Docherty killed the wealthy Martin for money.
Martin's body still has not been found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Escambia County Sheriff's Office
Florida Department of Law Enforcement