September 1998 – Misook Nowlin faces Child Battery Charges involving the SMOTHERING of her very own 8-year old daughter Michelle
Less than 90 days following the suffocation murder of Christina McNeil, Misook Nowlin came to the attention of the Bloomington Police Department once again. In specific, to lead investigator Detective Larry Shepherd in the Christina McNeil murder as Detective Shepherd also headed up the juvenile crimes unit for the Bloomington Police Department. So by this time Detective Shepherd had told the Grand Jury that he had already eliminated Misook as a suspect in the Christina McNeil murder. Now he being assigned a case involving Misook being involved in a “smothering incident” involving her very own 8-year old daughter Michelle Nowlin.