On the 1st of July, 2013, the paths of two residents from Saginaw, Texas, collided. Alanna Gallagher, 6, was lured to the home of her teenage neighbour, Tyler Holder, 17.
Amber Hagerman, 9, was abducted while playing with her brother in an abandoned grocery store parking lot in Arlington Texas. Four days later, her body was found. Her killer had kept her alive for two days before killing her. Her brutal murder still remains unsolved.
Vishal Mehrotra, 8, vanished on the day of the 1981 Royal Wedding. Following his disappearance, rumours of a pedophile ring operating from a local guest house led to talks of a cover-up
Christian Choate was well known to child protection services yet the system designed to protect children failed him completely. He died alone in a dog cage at the hands of his abusive father and stepmother.
On the 5th of December, 1982, the body of a baby girl was found floating in Escatawpa River in Moss Point, Mississippi. Who was she and who killed her?
The tragic case of Elisa Izquierdo is an all-too-familiar tale of bureaucratic ineptitude. She was known by New York’s Child Welfare Administration but their inaction led to her being murdered by her abusive mother.
5-year-old Regina Mae Armstrong was abducted from outside her babysitter’s apartment in broad daylight.
Jessica Lunsford, 9, was abducted from her home in Homosassa, Florida, on the 24th of February, 2005.
Throughout much of the 20th century, child abduction for ransom was aimed at the children of wealthy families. One of these cases was the abduction of 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease.
What constitutes as mentally ill in the eyes of the law? How insane does one have to be to avoid being executed?