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Accused Killer Wanted to Keep Dead Men's Teeth

Nightmare on Hickory Street, Part 4: After the strangulations, the accused killers napped, drank soda, ate beef jerky and hatched plans to dismember the dead, according to police reports.

 With Eric Glover's and Terrance Rankins' lifeless bodies lying in the Hickory Street house where they'd been strangled, Alisa Massaro, Bethany McKee, Adam Landerman and Joshua Miner concocted a plan to dismember them and get rid of the bodies, according to police reports obtained by Patch.

First, they ditched the car Glover and Rankins drove to the house, leaving it in an apartment parking lot on Madison Street near Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, police said.

They then headed to Walgreens for soda and beef jerky, according to the police.

The four accused killers considered putting the bodies in the vehicle and torching it, police said, but figured that would draw too much attention.

Massaro reportedly told detectives she and her friends discussed chopping up Rankins and Glover and “dumping them in water or another location.”

Landerman explained to police the “idea was to place them all into separate garbage bags and to find a town far from their location and figure out what day garbage day was and drive down the street” disposing of the remains, a report stated.

McKee reportedly revealed “they were going to cut up the bodies and that they were going to cut the fingers, hands, and the arms off of each of them.”

She also told officers that Miner “wanted to keep the teeth of both deceased as trophies from killing them after they had cut up the bodies,” a report said.

Landerman reportedly also told police how McKee drove him to the Glenwood Avenue home of his grandmother, where he also lived, on the morning of Jan. 10. He took a nap about 9:30 a.m., woke around 1 in the afternoon and gathered “supplies,” including rubber gloves, bleach, a saw and a blow torch, a report said. He was unable to procure garbage bags, police said.

“He told (Miner) to get the garbage bags himself,” a report said, then waited for McKee, who picked him up and brought him back to the death house.

They never got to carry out their plan to cut up the bodies, according to investigators, because McKee's father, William McKee, phoned police after his daughter asked him for help getting rid of the bodies.

This concludes Patch's report: Nightmare on Hickory Street: An Inside View.

 What Should You Read Next?

  • Nightmare on Hickory Street Part 1: Sex on the Bodies
  • Part 2: Rape to Robbery: Accused Killers Changed Their Story
  • Past Patch coverage of the Joliet Double Murder, including 'I Dated a Serial Killer!' Alleged Murderer's Ex Posts on Facebook

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Lindsay February 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM
How can you pass judgement on a town because of these people. Granted, Joliet has had it's fair share of problems, but I moved from Chicago to Plainfield now, near Joliet. And EVERY town has it's scum, some more than others. But just like Chicago, which has a bad rap sheet, there is good people there too. No one town should all be considered psycho, sick and deranged. These kids are spawns of satan himself. They will get their pay back in jail. Or at their dying day, God will take care of it.
Anthoby March 01, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Sick people that should be punish forever. Death row
lala March 01, 2013 at 06:55 PM
The trash reporting should now be over. Just read that a gag order has been issued. http://www.wjol.com/common/more.php?m=15&r=3&item_id=13071
Hartz March 01, 2013 at 11:36 PM
I don't believe it was trash reporting, it sounds more like investigative reporting to me. It doesn't sound like they reported opinions of 'friends' of the murders, this came straight from the animals mouths themselves. I believe that if this wasn't disclosed, than the public would want to know why they weren't given all of the facts. I don't blame the court for issuing a gag order but since it wasn't done sooner; the media was entitled to report it after gaining access to the information. It's similar to landermans mom. Many people complained that she was the only parent named at the beginning of this. If they had not made that public knowledge, there would've been accusations of favoritism in the PD.
Fester Bestertester March 04, 2013 at 06:02 PM
I have news for you, industrial painting doofus. There are a lot more hillbillies, inbreds, and "yeller hammers" (as you call them) living in Joliet RIGHT NOW than ever in the history of Wilmington, and these four prove it. Not to mention every race of illegal, drug pusher and gang banger around.

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