When someone goes missing, it’s often the age and gender of that person that helps determine exactly what might have happened to them. In the case of Carrie Ann Jopek, who was a young teen at the time of her disappearance in 1982, investigators assumed that she was a runaway teen or that she had been kidnapped.
While the rebellious 13-year-old could have run away, her own parents were skeptical about this assumption after Carrie Ann had been gone for several months. They began to suspect that something more sinister had happened to their daughter, and, unfortunately, their suspicions were proven right. Seventeen months after her disappearance, Carrie Ann’s body was discovered by chance underneath the porch of a neighbor’s home. Faced with this grisly discovery, the teen’s parents hoped that they would at least finally get some answers.
What they didn’t know at the time was that those answers wouldn’t arrive for another 33 years.