When Adrianne Reynolds was 16-years-old, she left her hometown of Kilgore, Texas, to live with her father and his wife in East Moline, Illinois. Once there, she enrolled in Black Hawk College Outreach Center. She dreamed of earning her GED and joining the marines. Another dream of hers was to become a car designer or a singer; he had a phenomenal voice. It was here that she met Sarah Kolb and Cory Gregory, both self-proclaimed juggalos.
Just a couple of months after joining the school, Adrianne asked Cory on a date. Despite the fact that Sarah had a boyfriend, Sean, this infuriated her. Cory was her friend and she didn’t want Adrienne “stealing” him. On the afternoon of 21 January, 2005, Sarah invited Adrienne to Taco Bell with her and Cory. At some point on the drive over, Adrienne and Sarah got into an altercation. As the rolled up to Taco Bell, Cory held Adrianne down while while Sarah beat her with a wooden handle that she kept in her car for protection and strangled her to death with her belt.
Following the murder, Sarah and Cory took her lifeless body to Sarah’s grandparents’ farm. Here, they attempted to set her on fire in the hopes that she would turn to ashes. When this failed, they contacted 16-year-old Nathan Gaudet and told him about their predicament. Nathan drove over to the farm, armed with a handsaw to dismember Adrianne before disposing of her remains in a manhole. A couple of days later, she was found and it wouldn’t be long until Cory’s conscience got the better of him and he confessed.
Both Sarah and Cory were found guilty of first-degree murder. During testimony at trial, it was claimed that Sarah had a crush on Adrianne and acted out due to jealousy. Sarah received 53 years in prison while Cory received 40. During her trial, Sarah announced that she felt no guilt. Nathan was found guilty of concealment of a body and served 4 years in a juvenile centre. 4 years later, he died in a car crash.