The innocence of youth can attract pure evil. David Westerfield bought Girl Scout cookies from seven-year-old Danielle van Dam before dumping her body by a trash-strewn roadside. Ward Weaver hosted slumber parties for his daughter’s friends before he allegedly killed Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis and stashed their corpses in his backyard. Alejandro Avila was the neighborhood Pied Piper Prior to being charged with raping and murdering five-year-old Samantha Runnion. With expert opinions from FBI profilers, forensic psychologists, and crime prevention experts, They’re killing our Children delves into what drives these monsters, and what each of us can do to protect our own.
They’re Killing our Children by Michelle Caruso and Nicholas Maier