One of my favorite true crime podcasts is My Favorite Murder, and they do this thing called “home town murder.” Fans send in murders from their own hometowns every week, and Karen and Georgia read them during their podcast.
So, this really got me thinking about my hometown and several very interesting murders that either I or a family member has had direct knowledge of or contact with those involved.
I grew up in Savannah, Georgia. ……and yes, now you’re thinking of the infamous Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Murder. I’m not gonna be covering that one anytime soon, but the book is worth the read.
But… this first murder didn’t actually happen in Savannah but a city a little outside of it called Guyton. It is in Effingham County where my husband’s family lives, and one of my very good friends had actually worked with the father for a very short while.
In December of 2018, someone called in a welfare check for a 14 year old girl named Mary Crocker. She hadn’t been seen since October of that year. Police went to the home and found that her body had been buried at the wood line of the property. Like a horror movie though, that wasn’t the only body. The body of her brother Elwyn Jr. was also found buried there. He had been missing since November of 2016 but was never reported as such. He had also been 14 at the time of his death.
The story of what these children were put through by their father, stepmother, step grandmother and her boyfriend makes my blood run cold. All four have been arrested, and I believe that, as of now, Georgia is seeking the death penalty.
These two children were kept naked in dog kennels, tased, beaten, and starved. Mary had looked emaciated and malnourished in photos. All participants have been charged with murder, concealment of the death of another and cruelty to children.
The father has since admitted to quite a bit of the abuse on video. I’m not gonna share it here, but it’s pretty easy to find. Oh and just FYI – he was a freaking Walmart Santa!! People let their children sit on his lap! 🤮 My kids will not be chillin with Santa’s anymore. 😞
These motherfuckers withdrew their kids from public school to homeschool them for the express purpose of abusing them. It was easily concealed because teachers weren’t seeing them everyday.
How in the actual fuck do you kill your children and then go… “ Oop. Better go get the shovel and bury them” in your backyard like a fucking dog?!
And the real icing on the cake here is that Department of Family & Children’s Services had been notified of abuse but said that since the incident was a “past abuse” that they couldn’t investigate it now. Ummm. What?! Abusers don’t just stop abusing!! Y’all are too busy over there in effingham drug testing every mom you can find who might smoke pot, so you can take kids away where there is no abuse.
But wait…. you’re so right. Smoking pot is a much more dangerous offense than keeping your kids tied in dog kennels and starving them to death.
Sorry in advance y’all, but these local ones where I actually know what happened. …. they’re probably gonna be ranty as fuck.
I’ll keep you updated if they decide to put these motherfuckers down at trial.
Until later! 😘