Shelby Crawford was a classmate of Helen Braidwelluntil Helen ran away from home. Months later, Shelby went to a hotel where her school held a ball. She left intoxicated and went to the park where Helen (who by then had taken the alias Cassidy) and her 'husband' Cole were. Shelby supposedly made a comment towards the homeless. At the same time, Helen realized Shelby would informed her (Helen's) parents about her whereabouts and told Cole that he was being disrespected. As a result, Cole murdered her.