On Saturday, April 5, 1986, Penny Cayedito left her three daughters in the care of a babysitter while she went out to a bar called Talk of the Town. She returned around midnight to relieve the babysitter of her duties, and allowed the girls to stay up for a while to play.
In April 2009, 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel from Rochester, New York, asked her mother if she could go with friends down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for spring break, a common thing for Rochester teens to do every year. Her mother, Dawn Drexel, refused because she didn’t know the friends Brittanee was going with and was worried something was going to happen to her.
On January 11, 1963, five-year-old Phyllis Lorain Powell stopped by the home of Lewis and Bernice Vinson, located at 310 Ashe Street in Woodland, North Carolina, at around 11:00 a.m. to watch some television.
Approximately 30 minutes later, she was seen by a neighbor skipping down Ashe Street toward Route 35/Linden Street.
By 12:00 p.m., Phyllis had disappeared without a trace.
On March 11, 1987, 18-year-old high school senior, Diana Braungardt finished her shift at the local Venture (now Kmart) and headed out to her family’s 1982 yellow Ford escort in the parking lot. It was 10 p.m. and she was going home where she resided with her mom and dad.
When Diana hadn’t returned home after a certain time, her parents, Jane and Marvin Braungardt drove to the Venture store. They found her car in the parking lot but no sign of Diana anywhere.
Greenville, Alabama is a typical small southern town with southern charm. Known as the “Camellia City”, it lies between Montgomery and Mobile, along the area of Interstate 65 known as the “Lost Highway” in honor of Country Singer Hank Williams, Sr. It is home to approximately 8,000 residents, and probably one of the last places you would ever expect a crime to take place.