Select It Sunday: Kelly Dae Wilson

Selected by Sarah, this Sunday’s featured disappearance is Kelly Dae Wilson, who happens to share a birth date with my boyfriend. Kelly mysteriously disappeared from Gilmer, Texas on January 5, 1992, five months shy of her eighteenth birthday.

Eight people, including, bizarrely, the police officer investigating Kelly’s case, were ultimately charged with abducting, sexually abusing and murdering Kelly. Prosecutors at the time believed her presumed death was the result of satanic ritual abuse. But it turned out the “satanic cult” didn’t exist and all the charges against everyone were dropped two months after the indictment.

So if an evil satanic cult didn’t abduct Kelly, what happened to her? That remains a mystery.