On October 1, 1985, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Karen Severson, Missy's best friend, publicly vowed to find the killer and moved in with Missy's family to help. Three years later, a surprise witness exposed the murderers--Missy's two best friends--one of whom was Karen Severson. Photographs.On October 1, 1985, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Karen Severson, Missy's best friend, publicly vowed to find the killer and moved in with Missy's family to help. Three years later, a surprise witness exposed the murderers--Missy's two best friends--one of whom was Karen Severson. Photographs.Read Less
Fair. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Repaired; 2 Pages of Photographs Missing; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers; Moderate Creasing on Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. They Were Best Friends...Loving Friends Until One of Them Killed. The shocking true-life story of passion, betrayal, and murder in Southern California. With 8 Pages of Photographs. SYNOPSIS: "I loved Missy. I will not rest until I catch the animal that did this to my best friend."-Karen Severson. On October 1, 1985, a beautiful teenager, Missy Avila, was lured into the woods and tortured before she was forced into a stream and held down with a huge log. Her screams echoed through the trees. She struggled until she drowned. Karen Severson, Missy's best friend, was grief-stricken. She publicly vowed to find the killer. She even moved in with Missy's family to help. Her devotion was touching. It was also a lie. For three years no one guessed. Then a surprise witness told the shocking truth. Now this edge-of-the-seat account discloses what really happened and recreates every moment of the police investigation and electrifying courtroom drama that exposed the twisted workings of a killer's mind...and madness of the most chilling kind. MISSY AVILA-An appealing and irresistible young beauty, she was a popular teen with a secret enemy...KAREN SEVERSON-Overweight, emotional, Missy's lifelong best friend, she spearheaded the hunt for the killer...CINDY SILVERIO-She had seen too much. Tormented by what she knew and scared for her life, she kept a terrifying secret. LAURA DOYLE-Angry and tough, a child of a troubled home, she screamed that she'd kill Missy for stealing her boyfriend...VIC AMAYA-Missy's loyal friend, he nearly killed the wrong person in revenge. IRENE AVILA-Missy's grieving, desperate, very pretty mother, she would unknowingly invite a murderer into her own home...CATHERINE SCOTT-The dedicated homicide detective who carried a lock of Missy's hair as a reminder of a crime that had become personal-a crime she had to solve. Karen Kingsbury is an award-winning investigative feature reporter who lives in southern California with her husband and their two-year-old daughter. She currently writes for the Los Angeles Times and People magazine.
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