On our podcast in February 2019, we talked about the murder of Mae Barrett, who was 9 years old, in 1945.
She had been murdered by Myron Semunchick, who was around 13-14 years old at the time.
The crime, and the lax way Myron was originally treated, shocked the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In the sensationalism of the murder and the twists that occurred after his conviction, this story tries to remind everyone of the girl who died, not the boy who killed her.
Tammy Mal wrote a book on the murder that is an excellent read. It is called “Little Girl Lost: The True Story of the Vandling Murder.