38 - Tortured Teens: The horrific murders of Suzanne Capper & Sylvia Likens
Early on a December morning, in 1992, Suzanne Capper (16) was found wandering on a quiet laneway south of Manchester. She was half naked, and her body had been burned badly. She was brought to hospital, but died 4 days later of her injuries. It quickly emerged that she had been held in a house, tied up and tortured for nearly a week before her death.
These horrific acts were committed by people she had considered friends. She was able to name them before she died, and they were held responsible for their crimes. But Suzanne is far from the only young girl who has suffered torture at the hands of a group of people that she knew.
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Sylvia Likens Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sylvia_Likens
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