Accused Killers Confessed to Having Sex on the Bodies, Police Reports Reveal

Nightmare on Hickory Street, Part 1: After the savage strangling of two young men, two of the accused killers decided to have sex atop the corpses of the victims, police learned.

Joshua Miner remembered his teenage girlfriend confiding “years back that she wanted to have sex with a dead guy,” states a police report documenting last month’s double murder on Hickory Street.

That's why Miner got the idea to ask girlfriend Alisa Massaro to have sex with him on the corpses of two men he's accused of helping to kill, police said.

Massaro “made a smirk on her face” and said she didn’t want to, according to the reports, but when being questioned by police, she “later acknowledged she and Josh did have sexual intercourse on top of the bodies.”

The reports obtained by Patch detail the differing versions of events described by the two young men and two young women—Miner, 24, Massaro, 18, Adam Landerman, 19, and Bethany McKee, 18—accused of luring two men to Massaro’s Hickory Street home and strangling them.

Police found the bodies of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, face down inside the house on Joliet’s near west side on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 10. Plastic bags were tied around the dead men’s heads, according to the reports. One of the men was bound, the other looked as if his hands had been tied at one time.

After the men were killed, McKee left Massaro’s house at least two times, according to statements in the police reports, including one trip to take her year-old child to a babysitter. On her way out for one of these excursions, McKee reportedly saw Miner set the scene for his sex romp with Massaro.

“McKee related that during the night that Josh wanted to put the bodies together, which they did, side by side and they put something over the bodies, which was beige in color and they were going to have sex on top of the bodies,” a report said. “McKee relates that she did not stick around for that ..."

McKee also told police Landerman may have been involved, too.

“McKee did relate that she thought Adam and Alisa had sex because they were talking about having a three-way on top of the bodies that were laying on the floor,” a report stated.

“McKee relates that Alisa agreed with having sex on the bodies because she just wanted to go along with Josh and that they had been together a long time,” the report stated. “McKee related during the whole interview that Josh was the one responsible for most of these actions and Adam had just followed along and had only known Josh for this past week but was more of the (follower) in this and Josh was more of the leader.”

McKee also reportedly told police that Miner “scared” her.

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Hoss Chisom February 27, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Do yourself a favor, ignore this fool rabidarsewipe. “Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words,.... Swift to speak either before God or men; that takes upon him to speak upon a subject, or return an answer to a question, before he has thoroughly thought of it, and well considered it, and digested what he should say; see Ecclesiastes 5:2; or "hasty in matters" (x); in his business; runs rashly and precipitately into things, without duly considering within himself what is right and proper to be done, and without taking the advice of others; there is more hope of a fool than of him; of one that has not the gift of elocution, or not so much sagacity in business, and yet takes time to think, and advises with others.” In more lay terms: Only a fool would quote from some Boolean search that will be bombed to tell you what you obviously want to hear and read.
Hoss Chisom February 27, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Sorry for SPAM, but let me give you the other side. Stuuuuuupid, here are a few of scores of 1000s of passages that are NOT out of context. They show proof-postive that what Hitler (kinda like Obama) said, or did, in public was nowhere near what he said thought or said in private, let alone did in governing and war: Exempli Gratia: Many historians say that Hitler had a general covert plan, which some say existed even before the Nazis' rise to power, to destroy Christianity within the Reich, which was to be accomplished through control and subversion of the churches and to be completed after the war. Many clergy were killed by the Nazis. In the annexed territory of Reichsgau Wartheland the persecution was most severe: churches were systematically closed and most priests were either killed, imprisoned, or deported to the General Government. Eighty per cent of the Catholic clergy and five bishops of Warthegau were sent to concentration camps in 1939; 108 of them are regarded as blessed martyrs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Kolbe Religious persecution was not confined to this region: in Dachau concentration camp alone, 2,600 Catholic priests from 24 different countries were killed.
Hoss Chisom February 27, 2013 at 04:43 PM
The Catholic Church was particularly suppressed in Poland: between 1939 and 1945, an estimated 3,000 members (18%) of the Polish clergy, were murdered; of these, 1,992 died in concentration camps. In 1999 Julie Seltzer Mandel, while researching documents for the "Nuremberg Project", discovered 150 bound volumes collected by Gen. William (aka Wild Bill, also first CIA director) Donovan as part of his work on documenting Nazi war crimes. Donovan was a senior member of the U.S. prosecution team and had compiled large amounts of evidence that Nazis persecuted Christian Churches. In a 108-page outline titled "The Nazi Master Plan" Office of Strategic Services (OSS, which became CIA) investigators argued that the Nazi regime had a plan to reduce the influence of Christian churches through a campaign of systematic persecutions. "Important leaders of the National Socialist party would have liked to meet this situation [of church influence] by complete extirpation of Christianity and the substitution of a purely racial religion," said the report. The most persuasive evidence came from "the systematic nature of the persecution itself." Among eastern religions, Hitler described religious leaders such as "Confucius, Buddha, and Mohammed" as providers of "spiritual sustenance".
Hoss Chisom February 27, 2013 at 04:46 PM
In this context, Hitler's connection to Mohammad Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem — which included asylum in 1941, the honorary rank of an SS Major-General, and a "respected racial genealogy" — has been interpreted more as a sign of respect than political expedience. Hitler expressed admiration for the Muslim military tradition and directed Himmler to initiate Muslim SS Divisions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Waffen_Mountain_Division_of_the_SS_Skanderbeg_(1st_Albanian) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_SS (1st Croatian) However, Nazi-era Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer acknowledged that Hitler was only cooperating with Muslim figures, such as al-Husseini, because he felt the antisemitic views they shared would eventually help him win power and influence over the Middle East in the long run.
Hoss Chisom February 27, 2013 at 04:47 PM
According to Speer, Hitler stated in private, "The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?" Speer also stated that when he was discussing with Hitler events which might have occurred had Islam absorbed Europe: "Hitler said that the conquering Arabs, because of their racial inferiority, would in the long run have been unable to contend with the harsher climate and conditions of the country. They could not have kept down the more vigorous natives, so that ultimately not Arabs but Islamized Germans could have stood at the head of this Mohammedan Empire." At least the first part is happening! Right, rabidarsewipe?
JimFromPA February 27, 2013 at 08:50 PM
gosh, your patch is a lot more exciting than mine
fred hernandp February 27, 2013 at 09:56 PM
hang them high on a tree and burn them a live ,,devil people
joliet resident February 28, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Everyone is making comments about poor parenting. I can't imagine the kind of courage it took for that father to report his daughter and her "friends" to the police. Sometimes, very good parents get very bad kids. No one would ever start out to raise a monster like this but it happened. Also, I have looked at their pictures, it would take something pretty wonderful for them to lure me to their house. Didn't the fiancee of one of the victims tell The Herald she just thought he was there for sex? That was the oddest statement I have ever heard from someone that was to marry a man in a few weeks.
kaas de vies February 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM
hahahaha why does these things only happen in America, you sick fucks. greetings from holland
Marilynn Reinhardt February 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I totally agree with you, John Markasovic. I know a lot of people who play war-type video games and I know they are no more capable of engaging in that type of violent behavior than I am of becoming a brain surgeon. I doubt that these games and the violence they portray are capable of turning a "normal" person into a crazed killer. Somewhere deep within the psyche of someone capable of depraved violence, the capability has always existed. Let's take a look at the background of these four killers & I'll bet there's a long-standing pattern of abnormal behavior that may have been squelched had there been an intervention of some type. Doesn't seem that this just happens overnight or at the snap of your fingers. There must have been warning signs!
rabidatheist February 28, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Thank you for providing examples of circular logic. The Bible cannot prove the Bible, sorry. The Bible is also not mysterious, the only mystery is how anyone that has read it believes it. If you can provide some of this peer reviewed, testable, and falsifiable evidence for god there is a Nobel Prize waiting for you, so please submit this evidence.
Jax February 28, 2013 at 03:59 PM
they all confessed no trial straight to sentencing is how it should go..Them boys need to meet their new boyfriends..And them girls need to meet their new mommy's
Cher Woodman February 28, 2013 at 04:19 PM
No one mentioned Insane Clown Posse who's lyrics specifically mention having sex on top of dead bodies and sleeping next to dead bodies. That and the drugs these kids were taking contributed to this.........As a parent who dealt with a teenager who listened to this crap and who's friend killed her father I know first hand what this about. Young adults who mindlessly follow ICP it's pathetic but true. In face, ICP has it's annual "gathering" in downstate Illinois. Coincidence? I don't think so
rabidatheist February 28, 2013 at 05:30 PM
You certified your need for psychiatric help when you said "Hitler (kinda like Obama)". You also omitted the fact that is in YOUR Wiki article that the Franciscan Friar made a martyr out of himself by taking someone's place. Be careful what you ask for...you just might get it. In all of your rambling I failed to notice a single piece of writing that would make Hitler an atheist. As for the deaths of Christians during his reign, are you really going to try and tell me that Christians have never killed Christians that just happen to believe in s different flavor of the myth? On 30 January 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor. In his address to the Reichstag on March 23 he acknowledged Christian belief as the "unshakeable foundation of the moral and ethical life of our people", he promised to honour the Holy See's concordats with individual German states, to maintain government support for church-related schools, uphold religious education in the public schools Oh, and good job with your first post trying to insult, or demean those that don't believe in god or the Bible by using a passage from the very Bible we don't believe in.
Blue February 28, 2013 at 07:32 PM
joliet resident, I agree, the statement about the victims just being there "for sex" was odd in light of the fact that one was engaged, but who knows how much of that is true. I thought the fiancee's claim was that her groom-to-be was dropping off his friend, and the *friend* was there for sex. But maybe the engaged couple weren't monogamous. I have mixed feelings about the parents. You're right, the guy who called the police might have been very courageous but he might also not have been told the whole story (i.e., he may not have known the extent of the daughter's involvement when he made the call). It's tragic for the parents if they were decent people who ended up sociopaths, but I can't help but think the son of the police sergeant might be the way he is because he was indulged and enabled. Who knows - hopefully justice will be served... at least whatever justice can be had in a situation where two young men had their lives so carelessly snuffed out.
Blue February 28, 2013 at 07:39 PM
rabidatheist, have you noticed all the comments about demon possession, black magic and satanism? It's like a weird throw-back to the 80's. I hope we're not headed toward another Satanic Panic...
adultpower February 28, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Hillbillies having babies...thats all this is about. Noone wants to raise kids they just want to have sex and avoid the responsibility. These four murderers probably grew up with one parent. So sad one of them has already reproduced.
adultpower February 28, 2013 at 09:29 PM
If i lived in holland id just kill myself.
Ridhal V. March 01, 2013 at 06:56 AM
Typical american behavior.
Robert Brantley March 01, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Steven jack who commented on here was at that house the day after the murders took place and said nothing he was taken in for questioning and has not been released. Mr.Jack has not yet been charged with a crime but charges are forth coming later today. Please watch who you exchange information with on these sites sometimes people get on here with bad intentions. Sgnt. Robert Brantley Joliet Police Department
why? March 01, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Jesher spelling-- what's wrong with believing in animal rights and homosexuality? Do they not deserve equal respect?
Hartz March 01, 2013 at 07:05 PM
I assumed he was the moderator of this site? This is getting confusing. Can you give us any further information?
why? March 01, 2013 at 07:18 PM
People will follow what they choose if believing in the bible is their salvation so be it. The rest of us should be able to choose freely. We arent damned if we choose not to believe that's rediculous. As for saying we should be rejected for believing animals have rights and homosexuals should be free to love gtfo. I don't follow the bible but I'm pretty sure it says god loves all his children. No where does it say gays are not allowed. It says a man shall not touch a boy... I read that as pedophiles. Also, because we don't follow the bible does not mean we want every horrible thing in the world to happen. You wonder why people veer away so vicously? Its because people push their religions onto people. Be satisfied with it for yourself.
Suze March 01, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Why is it that when atheists post comments they rarely, if ever, attack, name call, accuse, or belittle their opponents... Yet when someone who is allegedly of faith will attack and stand smug and self-righteous. Forgive me if I'm incorrect, but I would expect a 'man of faith' to lead by example and not by degrading another human. Peter.... you seriously look like an asshole. To convince one of God and possibly 'save' them from Hell this is NOT the way to do it. Douche bag.
Suze March 01, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Why is it that when atheists post comments they rarely, if ever, attack, name call, accuse, or belittle their opponents... Yet when someone who is allegedly of faith will attack and stand smug and self-righteous. Forgive me if I'm incorrect, but I would expect a 'man of faith' to lead by example and not by degrading another human. Peter.... you seriously look like an asshole. To convince one of God and possibly 'save' them from Hell this is NOT the way to do it. Douche bag.
jesusbeliever March 02, 2013 at 01:12 AM
rabidatheist - You wrote "If you can provide some of this peer reviewed, testable, and falsifiable evidence for god there is a Nobel Prize waiting for you, so please submit this evidence." Falsified??? I doubt that the satellite images in the Google Earth satellite view are all falsified. Testable??? If your eyes work, look at it for your own self. You can test the evidence by repeatedly viewing it any time you wish. Peer reviewed??? Think for yourself. You don't need a peer review to tell you what to think when it's obvious. However, for a scholarly peer review check out the documentary at this YouTube URL <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXf2IDS-9g0>. The video refers to evidence you can verify via Google Earth. Mt. Horeb, the split rock of Horeb, Pharoah's chariots and army skeletal remains in the Gulf of Aqaba, the alter built by Moses, the stones upon which the golden calf was placed ... are all visible via Google Earth. In light of the large amount of evidence found and documented, you need to reconsider your stance on the existence of God. You said “The Bible cannot prove the Bible”. By that logic, a math book can’t prove the existence of irrational numbers. You said “The Bible is also not mysterious”. I suspect you haven’t read it.
Fester Bestertester March 04, 2013 at 06:28 PM
They won't put him in General Population for that very reason- to protect him from the inevitable.
Egalitarian Libertarian March 13, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I don't see what's so wrong with this story other than there not being enough dead bodies
lynn hayes May 18, 2013 at 08:46 PM
its pathetic having sex with a child
Mike December 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM


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