A newspaper clipping of the infamous West Memphis Child Murders. Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Steve Branch - all three just eight years old - were beaten, mutilated, and drowned in a drainage ditch on May 5, 1993, in West Memphis, AR.
Several officers who were at the scene when the victims bodies were discovered remarked that the crime had Satanic overtures. The rumor quickly spread that the children had been sacrificed as part of an occult ritual, and the entire town was plunged into a web of lies where the occult and fundamental Christianity were constantly in the forefront. Despite a huge investigation and dozens of forensic experts working on the case, the murders of Byers, Moore, and Branch have never been solved.