Danny Croteau was just 13-years-old when he was bludgeoned to death. The main suspect in his murder was a local priest who befriended Danny and his brothers. Following his murder, it would be discovered that the priest had been molesting young boys, including Danny's brother...
Chance Wackerhagen, 9, was visiting his father, Lee, and his father's girlfriend, Latricia, over Christmas of 1993. Police found Latricia shot dead and Chance and Lee missing. Initially, police speculated Lee had killed Latricia and fled the scene with his son. However, it was later theorized somebody else had committed the murder.
Ashton is famous for its annual World Conker Championship, as well as a horrific murder that is steeped in the local folklore and still to this day the subject of much speculation and discussion around dinner tables and in local drinking establishments. It was always thought that there may one day be a ‘deathbed confession’, but now that over 67 years have passed this is looking more and more unlikely.
The name “Dardeen” resonates with the residents of Ina, Southern Illinois, who think back to a gruesome quadruple murder that took place in their sleepy hamlet in the late 1980s. Life in Ina was simple. There was a store, a gas station, a firehouse, a bank, a post office and little all else. But then in 1987, this settlement was rocked by a grisly murder that still remains unsolved today.