ShareThis Page
Sheriff: Girl buried in backyard had been caged and starved | TribLIVE.com
U.S./World

Sheriff: Girl buried in backyard had been caged and starved

Associated Press
| Friday, March 8, 2019 8:06 a.m
853245_web1_web-police8

GUYTON, Ga. — An investigator with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia says a girl whose body was buried in the backyard had been beaten, bound, starved and shocked with a stun gun.

The Savannah Morning News reports Investigator Abby Brown testified Tuesday that 14-year-old Mary Crocker also was kept naked in a dog cage and duct taped to a ladder to straighten her stiff limbs.

Mary’s body was found in December along with that of her older brother Elwyn Crocker Jr., also 14 when he disappeared in 2016. The two had been homeschooled, their disappearances never reported.

Her father, stepmother and several others now face murder charges. Brown said a relative charged in the case overheard a family discussion about Mary’s death and called his aunt, who then called authorities.

Categories: News | World
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.