An 18-year old woman is in court after she and and her sex partners allegedly killed two men and had sex with their dead bodies.
Joshua Miner, 24, piled the bodies of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins, both 22, together and placed a beige sheet across them so he and his longtime girlfriend, Alisa Massaro, could lie together on top of them at Massaro’s home in Joliet, Illinois, according to police reports.
Patch.com released the revolting new details today in the shocking January 10 murders – allegedly committed by Miner, Landerman, Massaro and 18-year-old Bethany McKee.
Massaro grinned when her boyfriend asked her to have sèx and initially declined. Later, though, she admitted that she agreed to it.
McKee told police that she believes Landerman joined the sèxual acts, as well.
McKee said Miner was the ringleader who came up with the idea who killed Glover and Rankins. She said Landerman was a ‘follower’ who only did what Miner told him, according to the report.
After killing the men, Landerman jumped on their backs and ‘surfed’ on their dead bodies, according to reports.
The corpses elicited a ‘zombie noise’ – a final gasping sound. The bodies also evacuated their bowels, Miner claimed.
They then hog-tied the victims’ hands and feet together with dirty clothes and and an electrical cord.
‘This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I’ve ever seen in my 27 years of law enforcement,’ Police Chief Mike Trafton said after the January slayings.
‘Not only the crime scene, but the disregard for common decency toward human beings.’
Police reports say McKee knew Rankins and invited him and Glover over with promises of sèxual favors.
Miner later admitted that they four believed the men had carried ‘lot of money’ and that they were planning to rob them. They believed Rankins was a drug dealer and carried $100 with him.
‘It’s demonic,’ Rankins’ mother, Jamille Kent, said.
‘This is evil.’
Trafton, the police chief, said Massaro, Landerman and Miner were ‘very much surprised’ when police walked in on them Thursday. McKee had left the house but police arrested her later in nearby Kankakee.
Rankin’s mother said her son and Glover had been friends for five years.
Family members said they called police on Januaury 10 after they hadn’t heard from the two since Wednesday.
‘It’s just senseless,’ Glover’s mother Nicole Jones said.
‘It’s hard for me to say the words.’
The circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation, but some local reports suggest that drugs may have been involved.
Glover graduated from Joliet Central High School and had made the honor roll and participated in football, wrestling and track, his family said.
Rankins, described as ‘a very outgoing, loving, fun person’ by his mother, graduated from Joliet West High School.
Massaro’s father, Phillip Massaro, told The Herald-News in Joliet that he was in disbelief.
‘All I can say is it’s a terrible thing that happened, and I can’t believe my daughter had anything to do with it,’ he said.
‘I don’t know what happened. I just don’t know what to say. I can’t really talk about it. I’m too devastated, and I can’t talk about it.’
Massaro’s lawyer, George Lenard, did not immediately return phone calls to The Associated Press for comment Monday. Charles Bretz, attorney for McKee, declined comment.
Public defenders for Landerman and Miner could not be reached. No one answered the phone at the public defender’s office in Will County.
Miner’s mother, Melodie Miner, told The Herald-News that ‘there’s no way my son can do this.’
Miner previously was convicted of residential burglary, according to the newspaper.
Charles Pelkie, spokesman for the Will County State’s Attorney’s office, said State’s Attorney James Glasgow will personally prosecute the case, as he did former police officer Drew Peterson’s.
Jurors convicted Peterson in September of first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife.
Pelkie would not discuss any details about the investigation in the Joliet slayings, but he did address the issue of race.
While the two victims were black and the four suspects are white, Pelkie said there is no information at this point that indicates race was a factor in the killings of Glover and Rankins.