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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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Kimberly February 27, 2013 at 06:43 PM
So it sounds like they have all confessed? No trials?
Concerned Citizen February 27, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Couldn't agree more.... Funny how all of them pled no guilty..... I'm very disappointed that this information became all public before the family of the two men have been able to get a grip around what happen to their children and they have to read it in the newspaper "REALLY"... That makes me just as sick as these stories do !
john junker February 27, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Miner looks like a Neanderthal ! that family has always been whacked
Ange February 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM
All I can say is they are all "Natural Born Killers"!!!! It's sick, wicked evil that is running though their vains... Really, what sort of sick relationship does McKee have her dad who she thinks she could ask him to help her get rid of the bodies... Thank goodness he called the cops but doesn't this make you wonder why she would even think about asking Daddy to help her get rid of the bodies... Once again like I asked before - what were these kids exposed to in their young lives, where were the parents - McKee herself sadly has a little child who is going to grow up without a Mother... But then again if you could do this what makes you qualified to be a MOTHER.... Enough said these individuals should all be sentenced to the Death Penatly.... Simple enough... Once again what about the victims and their families, no matter what they were doing and did They certainly didn't deserve to die by the hands of "Natural Born Killers"!!!!
<3forever February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM
and Eric was such a good friend to terrance they could of been brothers with how close they were this just makes me sick knowing how close they were to my house when this was happening and my best friend lives on hickory st and i don't even want to be around that st anymore after hearing all this
lala February 28, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Sounds like a book or made-for-tv movie is in the works. Haven't the victims families been through enough? Sensational/shock reporting is disgusting and low.
Elizabeth F February 28, 2013 at 03:37 AM
All i can say is wtf? Where do these people come from? I am terrified for my children. It does start in the home. I may not be a perfect mother, but i try my best to raise them the best way i can. Manners, morals, respect, responsibility & love. Most of all supervision. This story disgusts me.
Linda February 28, 2013 at 05:10 AM
Sounds like the whole town is evil and deranged. Heaven help you all. Sick sick people.
Keyshia Wess February 28, 2013 at 06:41 AM
So u mean to tell me that they were in that house deceased for a whole day. Now again I say all this mess was carefully planned and thought out and Phillip Massaro knew nothing. Gtfoh. They're telling their stories thinking that they will get a lesser sentence. The death penalty would have been to easy for them. This is what needs to happen. They all need to go to prison for a very long time.
cincin February 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Joe Hosey is a sensationalist not a reporter. Whomever is funding this 'so called' paper (along with the Herald News) should be ashamed of themselves. This is breaking all the rules of responsible journalism. There is no sign of sympathy or respect for the victims or their families. But this is the sad state that we live in. Joe, one thing you may want to consider...if the shoe were on the other foot and something (God forbid) happened to your dad or Cindy, how would you feel to have it played out in the paper like a bad horror movie?
peg February 28, 2013 at 01:58 PM
These people make charles MANSON look small time
rabidatheist February 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Peg you are absolutely right because Charles Manson never actually killed anyone, these monsters did. Though Manson may have instructed his followers, and is sitting exactly where he belongs for the rest of his crazy life, he never actually killed anyone.
Tracy Noexpirationdate Sandifer February 28, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Well said cincin.
julia February 28, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Linda u say the whole town is sick....have u ever been to joliet, granite there r some bad parts of the town but there are also good parts to this town too and good people just like ne other city.....just because these 4 people were disgusting and in humane does not make the whole town sick....I have lived near hickory st before and my friends, family and I r nuthin like these sick individuals....heaven help u for being a ignorant, judgemental person!
Anders February 28, 2013 at 04:30 PM
I find this comment more offensive than the article itself (which shows a big lack of sympathy for the families of the victims). I think you show extremely bad taste in quoting a movie title to describe the murderers. In my opinion all you are doing is sensationalizing- and thus, belittling- the tragedy of what happened to these two young men. I also take offense to remarks you made which insinuate that the families of the killers are to blame. If the police have not come out and made statements verifying this, then do not make assumptions. The kids who committed this crime were clearly sick, and mental illness can happen to a child whether they have a wonderful home life or a horrible one. If McKee's father is, in fact, the one who called the police, it sounds like the community should be thanking him instead of spreading rumors about him. Reporting a murder committed by his own daughter must have been the worst moment in that man's life, and he still did the right thing.
rabidatheist February 28, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Julia, do you know what is even more ignorant? POOR GRAMMAR! Stop writing like you are texting, this just continues the dumbing down of our society.
Stephbeth February 28, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Granite? Lol wow
industrial painter local 33 February 28, 2013 at 08:33 PM
LOOKS LIKE A OLD SCHOOL WILMINGTON "YELLER HAMMER"
Lindsay February 28, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Can you guys quit reporting this and going into details. The family's are already morning.
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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