On July 19, 2016, University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin decided to go for a bicycle ride with her boyfriend. It would be the last time she was seen alive.
During their bicycle ride, Sierah's boyfriend posted this haunting photo of the two of them on Snapchat.
Around 6:45 pm, the two separated. Sierah was supposed to go directly to her house, but she never showed up. During the search that followed, they discovered her bicycle in a cornfield close to the area where her boyfriend left her.
Three days later, police found Sierah's body in a cornfield. Her hands and feet were bound and the cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation.
James Worley was arrested for the crime. While Worley had no connection to Sierah, his home had evidence he may have killed others. There was a room designed for "holding humans against their will" and a bloody wall and freezer.
In 1990, Worley plead guilty for attacking and abducting a woman on a bicycle. He served time for that crime, but was released in 1993.
To learn more about this case, the media looked into the previous abduction, since it seems to have been similar in nature. According to the victim, Robin Gardner, Worley forced her off the road, then dragged her to his vehicle, where he handcuffed her. She managed to get away...Sierah Joughin wouldn't be so lucky.
|Robin Gardner today Image credit: Toledo Blade|