Missing Oak Cliff man owned house where corpse was discovered


Shumway posted this picture of his home at 725 N. Winnetka to Facebook in January, referring to it at his “heart & soul.”

Where is Ron Shumway?

The former DART bus driver, 57, has been missing since April, according to the Dallas Police Department.

That’s five months prior to Sept. 26, when a home investor discovered a human corpse buried under a concrete slab in the backyard of the Oak Cliff home that Shumway owned until recently.

According to DFW Block Shopper, Shumway sold the house at 725 N. Winnetka June 25, and ownership has changed hands several times since then.

Here is a screenshot from that website:

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Shumway graduated from Sunset High School, according to Facebook, where he was very active until his page went silent in April. He previously had been a frequent voice on Oak Cliff Advocate and other neighborhood-centric Facebook pages.

shumwayPolice say Shumway “has not been seen or heard from since April 23,” but the sale of his house apparently closed June 25. The real estate agents involved in the June transaction have not yet responded to voicemail messages. If the sale was a foreclosure, then it’s possible it could’ve closed without Shumway’s signature.

The police ask that “anyone with any information on Shumway or any of his family members” call homicide Det. Montenegro at 214.671.3624.

By |2015-10-28T09:59:05-05:00October 27th, 2015|Crime, News, Residential Real Estate|9 Comments

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Rachel Stone is the Oak Cliff editor. Email rstone@advocatemag.com or follow twitter.com/advocate_oc.                                     


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  3. Rob Browning October 29, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    I rode his buses several times. Very friendly.

  4. Ellen Tuton October 29, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Worked with him he had wreck in bus on Tyler & Jefferson never saw him around after that I figured he was fired.

  5. […] Dallas Police Department says Ron Shumway of 725 N. Winnetka has been missing since April 23, one day after the his […]

  6. Smokey October 28, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    If this was a foreclosure and survivors protest (assuming the owner is deceased) then the rare inherent risk of buying a foreclosure may apply. If it was a property tax foreclosure then survivors can redeem the property for the amount payed by the buyer. Could this explain the guick flips through three buyers perhaps to run the numbers up. We will know sooner or later. Intriguing!

  7. lakewoodhobo October 28, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    So is it now suspected that the remains found are Ron’s? Seems like dental records would confirm it pretty easily.

  8. […] The Oak Cliff Advocate, a magazine and website serving Shumway’s neighborhood, reported Tuesday that a corpse was discovered under a concrete slab at the home he used to own. […]

  9. Smokey October 28, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    If these were all title insured closings an escrow agent or agents are in deep. These quick flips are called that for a reason. A POA from the owner of record should recieve extra scrutiny including resoning and are hard to insure. Very interesting Rachel…

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