On the 2nd of October, 1976, the body of a young woman was found in ditch along U.S. Route 6, around 1.4 miles east of the LaSelle County line in Illinois. She had been shot once in the back of the head.
Kerri Rawson’s world came crashing down around her when she discovered that her beloved father – Dennis Rader – was the “BTK” serial killer.
Penny Bell, a successful business owner, was stabbed to death in her car after apparently making an appointment with a client. Her killer has never been identified and the motivation for the murder remains unknown.
On the 29th of February, 2000, 6-year-old Dedrick Owens took a gun school and shot dead 6-year-old Kayla Rolland. He subsequently became the youngest school shooter in a nation plagued by such tragedies.
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 29th of January, 1976, 13-year-old Tracey Ann Patient was strangled to death just blocks from her home in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand. Her killer has still not been identified.
On 26 February, 2007, the badly abused and tortured body of a teenage girl was discovered in a garage in Gary, Indiana. It took eight long years before she was finally identified as 15-year-old Erika Hill.
On the 21st of July, 1999, the body of a young woman was found in a cornfield near the town of Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin. She had been tortured and starved for a prolonged period before perishing. Her identity still remains unknown.
During the 1980s, American pop culture was obsessed with the occult & many Americans believed that the occult was infiltrating the minds of the youth.While satanic panic was a ridiculous notion, there was one certain case that lent some legitimacy to the fear: the case of “The Acid King,” Ricky Kasso.