Didn't read the whole thread, but I wanted to get this out.
One of my friends, when I was a kid around 12 years old, was friends with a kid a couple years older named Gary We played Nintendo together a few times and even went to the creek and looked for crawdads with him. Later on, my friend would tell stories about him. That he killed another kid's pet rabbit etc, but I didn't believe them.
A few years later an 8 year old girl went missing. So did Gary. He was 17 and turned himself in to police a few days later after the 8 year olds body was found. Turns out he stabbed her to death in a nearby ball field.
Recently, I looked the story up to see if Gary was in jail. I found a picture of the 8 year old girl and it just brought tears to my eyes. She would be 28 this year. I have a 7 year old and I can't imagine what the family went through, and still goes through every day.