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The Lewiston-Clarkston Valley Serial Killer

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From the late 1970's into the mid-1980's, disappearances and murders rocked the quaint metropolitan area along Northeastern Washington and Northern Idaho known as the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. Over the years, suspects have been ruled out, some bodies found while others are still missing... but the biggest question is who  is the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley serial killer. Although they are 4 cases that definitely attributed to this series of killings, a fifth is also widely accepted as being another victim of the killer. The first disappearance occurred in 1979 and the last in 1984. Going forward, we will be outlining each victim and then a few suspects. Despite having so many victims, the case has gone cold although many believe they know who the killer truly is.  Christina White Christina White was a hyperactive 12 year old girl from Asotin, Washington who had been at a friend's house after a local parade on April 28, 1979. She had been known to get sick from being overheat

The Murder of Beth Ann Bodenschatz

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  In the rural town of Croyle Township, Pennsylvania, a call for emergency services is placed shortly after three children return home from school. The Bodenschatz children arrived home around 2:30 pm on January 12, 1996 to a devastating sight. Their mother, Beth Ann Bodenschatz, had been murdered.  Beth Ann was a registered nurse at nearby Lee Hospital. She led a quiet life with her husband and children in that small town. A small town that was shocked to it's core the day she was murdered and still echoes some of the same sentiment to this day.  The fourth Bodenschatz child, a five year old son, was home during the murder. He reported to police that he heard his mother arguing with the man and that he saw that the man had gun. His mother started yelling at the man who had brown hair and a brown jacket.  Once on the scene, police believe that the intruder may have been a home invader. Neighbors reported seeing a vehicle that may have been similar to a Suburu car parked at the end

The Murder of Katelyn Markham

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On August 14, 2011, 21-year-old Katelyn Markham was reported missing by her fiancĂ©, John Carter. He had last seen her the night before when he left her home around 11 pm.  Katelyn was about to graduate from the Art Institute of Cincinnati and lived in nearby Fairfield. She was working two jobs to support herself while in school. She had been with John for six years although they had only been engaged for around a year at the time she disappeared. They had made plans to move to Colorado to start their life after she graduated.  The Events of August 12-13, 2011 Despite being exhausted, John persuaded Katelyn to attend the Sacred Heart Church festival. This was an event they attended every year. While at the festival, it has been reported that the two had an argument. This disagreement led to Katelyn leaving the festival early.  The following day proceeded as normal. After she got off work, Josh came over to the house to hang out. A male friend stopped by but noticed a tension in the roo

The Disappearance of Samantha Sperry

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After a fight with her boyfriend, Samantha Sperry goes missing from Graves County, Kentucky. However, the story as to what happened that day just doesn't seem to add up.  Samantha Sperry was a 25 year old mother of two who was separated from their father. On March 28, 2018, she had gone with her boyfriend, Rhen Hendrickson, to visit his father, Dusty Holder, at his home. Hendrickson states that the couple had an argument and he left to go back to Murray, Kentucky where Samantha lived. After Hendrickson was gone, Holder told police that he and Samantha decided to take a 4 wheeler ride. Holder claims that the 4 wheeler got stuck in the mud close to dark. Instead of trying to walk back to his home or to find a road for help, they stayed in the woods all night. They used the 4 wheeler for warmth until it ran out of gas. They finally walked out of the woods that morning. However, instead of going the same direction, Holder went on way and Sperry the opposite way. This is the last time t

The Disappearance of Asha Degree

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In the early morning hours of February 14, 2000, 9 year old Asha Degree vanished from her Shelby, North Carolina home. 20 years later, she has never been found.  The night of February 13th, was a normal night until the power went out from a car wreck nearby their home. Iquilla, Asha's mother, woke up before six that morning to give Asha and her brother, O'Bryant, a bath. Normally this would have occurred the night before but the power outage changed plans. When she went to wake the children, she saw that Asha was not in her bed. She frantically searched the house and the family car but could not find Asha. Iquilla woke her husband, Harold, who suggested that she may have went to her grandmother's house across the street. Asha was not there. That is when panic full set in for her parents. Police arrived at the degree home by 6:30am with K-9's in tow. The dogs were not able to pick up on her scent. By 7am, the whole neighborhood had been awakened by the calls for Asha. Ma