Darkest Night Two Sisters, a Brutal Murder, and the Loss of Innocence in a Small Town
Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything More...
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Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything but Good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived. The other did not. Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell--who lived in Casper at the time of the crime, and was a friend to Amy and Becky--can't forget Wyoming's most shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Neither could Becky, the surviving sister. The two men who violated her and Amy were sentenced to life in prison, but the demons of her past kept haunting Becky...until she met her fate years later at the same bridge where she'd lost her sister.
Ron Franscellis the author ofCrime Buff’s Guide to the Ricky MountainsandThe Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas(both Globe Pequot Press), as well as the bestsellingThe Darkest Night(previously released in hardcover asFall), which established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.