The Bizarre Murder of Two Young Black Men By 4 White Teens
Twenty-two year-olds Terrance O. Rankin and his pal, Eric Glover, were invited to a party by four very disturbed individuals. The invitation unfortunately went very wrong once they arrived at the house. The young men, who had been friends for five years, were robbed of their cash and strangled to death by four white teens, who then copulated on top of the dead men’s corpses and continued to party through the night.
Necrophilia is a physical attraction to corpses. Researchers have studied this phenomenon and determined the motivation for the behavior (in part) is a desire to possess a nonjudgmental and unresisting partner.
According to Police Chief Mike Trafton, both men were murdered by physical strangulation without the use of a rope, giving a sense of just how brutal these killings were. The first-degree murders were allegedly committed by Adam M. Landerman, 19, Bethany L. McKee, 18, Joshua F. Miner, 24, and Alisa R. Massaro, 18. Massaro lived in the home where the victims were killed in Joliet, Illinois, a town about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. Landerman is the son of Joliet Police Sgt. Julie Landerman.
McKee allegedly promised the victims indecent favors and video games. The perpetrators of the crime believed Rankin and Glover were drug dealers who carried a lot of cash. Trafton stated, “This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I’ve seen in my 27 years of law enforcement,” he continued, “Not only the crime scene, but disregard for common decency toward human beings.”