A serial killer in Chicago

According to this article, Sonny/Samuel Pierce killed three teenage girls and may have killed others. He met them through phone chat lines and actually videotaped himself raping one of them — apparently postmortem. Gross.

The girl in the videotape is believed to be 17-year-old Mariah Edwards, who’s been missing since last summer. This is the first I’d heard of her. I checked the NCMEC and NamUs and she’s not on either one. The police, directed by Pierce, are looking for Mariah’s body, but so far they’ve turned up nothing. The other girls’ bodies have been found.

I’d really like to find a photo of Mariah so I can post her on Charley (if only for a brief time; I hope her body turns up), but I can’t find anything.

2 thoughts on “A serial killer in Chicago

  1. Princess Shantae June 14, 2011 / 7:17 am

    OMg, I thought for a minute this would be a cold case kind of thing b/c of the phone chat line. I can’t believe people, esp. young people, still use those things when everybody and their brother has the internet.
    This guy’s mom is in denial big time. Even if she did get a spiritual feeling that he did those things, she wouldn’t believe it b/c she doesn’t want to. How does she explain away videos of him having sex with dead people?

  2. Kat June 14, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I would say check Gaelle’s blog if you haven’t already for a picture, I can’t remember if I saw that profiled there or not. Or the cnn archives, I KNOW I read a story or got a link to those cases from there. That might lead to a picture too. I was a while ago though…

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