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The 1977 murders of three girl scouts at Camp Scott near Locust Grove, Oklahoma, is, in my opinion, one of the most horrific and fear inducing unsolved cases in American history.
There have been three books written about that summer night in 1977, a documentary has been made, and there is even a website just for this case.
The story of what happened on the night of June 12, 1977, is what fiction horror movies are made of — if a horror movie ever dared to depict female victims between the ages of 8 and 10.
In 2011, an ex-convict announced he was making a movie about the case, and that the real killer was a child molester on death row. His movie was to make a “big reveal” about who the real killer was. This project seems to have stalled out. A trailer exists on youtube and, well, hmmmmmm. Yeah. It’s called “Candles,” and it might explain why the movie has never been released.
One of the books, The Girl Scout Murders, written by respected author Charles W. Sasser, sells for $200, used, on Amazon. The documentary, Someone Cry for the Children, is available for viewing on Youtube as six parts. Update: January 23, 2016, a used copy of Sasser’s book is now selling for $1,200. That’s insane.
But before you get into all that, and scour the internet for a cheaper copy of Sasser’s book, I encourage you to read this excellent article by Roxann Perkins. It gives a detailed overview of the entire case.
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