Tabatha Lynch obituary tells the story of how she was a very kind and warm person and how much she meant to the people who knew her.
She was a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was born on May 23, 1976.
Tabata was a single mother of four children, progressing from 4 to 18 before tragedy struck.
Besides being beautiful outside and out, Lynch was a bright, exceptional woman who worked out as an insurance adjuster.
She had an adoring and supporting blood, the utmost of whom adored her, involving a family, whoresons, and whoresons.
Tabatha Lynch passed away from natural antecedents on April 27, 2015, at the age of 38.
After dealing with austere health cases several times, it was a sad time for her blood and loved ones.
Who organized a private funeral many days later. But, nominally, they saw an evil lurking in the shadows.
What happened to Tabatha Lynch?
On April 30, 2015, a mysterious woman named Shaynna Lauren Sims entered the funeral home in Tulsa.
To gain access to Tabatha’s casket and dodge any kind of suspicions from the deceased’s family members and funeral home staff.
She claimed to be a professional makeup artist who had to prepare the body for viewing.
When Shaynna reached Tabatha’s body with a sharp knife in her hands, she mutilated the body by cutting off the latter’s breasts and a toe.
She was smearing her makeup, slicing some portion of skin from her forehead, and pulling more than a few strands of hair out of her head.
Not only that, Shaynna also stole the shoes from the dead woman’s feet.
Upon finding out that the 38-year-old’s body was tampered with, the family reported the incident to 911 immediately.
The authorities couldn’t find any piece of evidence other than some locks of Tabatha’s hair next to the casket.
So they took their investigation to her apartment, where they ran into Shaynna, who had broken into Tabatha’s apartment and stole a few things for the road.
She was arrested on the spot and when the police frisked and searched the woman.
They found a knife that had Tabatha’s hair, a pair of scissors, a box cutter, and several cosmetic products in her possession.
The investigation into Tabatha Lynch
Upon further investigation into Shaynna, they found out that she was driven by jealousy to do what she did with Tabatha’s body.
After discovering she might have had an affair with her estranged husband.
Shining more light on this, the deceased’s sister-in-law, JuliAnn, said that although Tabatha and Shaynna’s husband knew each other.
They had known each other since high school and remained good friends; they were not involved romantically.
During the trial of Shaynna Lauren Sims.
The jury was shown pictures of what the defendant did to Tabatha Lynch’s body, and it was enough for them to return with a guilty verdict for her.
Charged with multiple crimes, the 28-year-old Shaynna was sentenced in 2017 to serve 16 years in prison.
Seven years for first-degree burglary, five years for unlawfully taking out a body part from a deceased body, and two years for unknowingly hiding stolen property.
One year for unauthorized dissection and one year for disrupting the peace and decorum of a funeral.
Where is Shaynna Lauren Sims Now?
In June 2017, Shaynna was released on bond.
She was only allowed to visit Tulsa County for medical appointments and emergencies.
However, just four days later, she violated the condition by going back to Tabatha’s apartment and trying to contact her children.
Reports say she wore a wig, but people around her noticed her GPS ankle monitor.
Who reported her to the authorities, after which she was taken back into custody.
A few years later, in 2021, based on the federal ruling on tribal jurisdiction.
The conviction and sentence of Shaynna Lauren Sims was overturned and dismissed, resulting in her release from prison.
After serving just four years out of her 20-year sentence, she argued that the state didn’t have the right to prosecute her.
Her defense was based on the fact that Tabatha was Native American.
The impact of Tabatha Lynch’s death
Tabatha Lynch’s death shook the Tulsa community and garnered the attention of national media.
Her family is still grieving and is coming to terms with the horrific way Shaynna Lauren Sims mutilated her body.
However, they have found solace in that justice was served, even for a short time.