Missing child cases are always heartbreaking to hear, because we know how it tears the family apart.
Parents and friends of the missing child can never heal from such painful event. Their lives are never the same, which had been true for the Stewarts for the past twenty five years.
Soon after their little girl Martha disappeared, Margaret and her husband divorced. And Martha’s older brother did not recover well from this traumatic event either, as his parents said that he was never the same after that day Martha went missing.
It all happened on Thanksgiving Day of 1985, after Martha and David’s parents got into a huge fight. With their parents raging with anger, shouting at each other, Martha and David decided to get away from the house for some peace and quiet.
They went to an abandoned college site nearby their home, which was where Martha and David often went to hang out.
The next part is the mystery. According to David, the two siblings each went to explore the building separately. However, when he went looking for Martha, she was gone.
Although he desperately looked for her, it was no use. Since it got dark, David gave up searching for his little sister and went home. As soon as rents learned that Martha had gone missing, they immediately called the cops.
Despite desperate efforts by the cops and the neighbors, Martha was gone. At that time, they all believed that Martha was kidnapped. However, neither Martha nor her kidnapper were ever found. And Martha’s case was closed without any findings. It was known as the county’s longest-running missing person investigation.
25 years later, however, the unthinkable happened when Martha’s brother called the cops.
In a trembling voice, David said that he had something to say about the day his little sister went missing. As soon as David finished his story, the cops broke the case wide open.
They knew what to do.
What David said was completely horrifying and shocking.Apparently, when Martha and David went to a convenience store before going to the abandoned college. Martha wanted more money to get some candy, but when David refused, Martha got extremely angry and punched him in the face.
In response, David pushed Martha, and she stumbled backward and fell – hitting her head on a metal spike.
It was too late when David saw what he had done. His sister had died instantly from the fall.
When he lifted Martha up, there was a large hold in the back of her head and blood was pouring out.
Shocked, David first did not know what to do.But then, he dug a shallow grave using an old sig, where he put Martha’s body. After covering the grave up with some dirt, David went straight to home. David said that he could not say anything at the time because he was too scared.
With David’s confession, the cops believed that they now know what really happened to this poor little girl 25 years ago.
Immediately, they got the squad and went to the alleged place that David said that he had buried Martha.
Strangely, though, the body wasn’t there. And, according to David and Martha’s mother, Margaret, David is known for making up stories to get attention. So, Margaret is basically saying that David may have just told the cops lies. She still believes that Martha is out there, alive, somewhere.
The cops reported that they are still continuing with the investigation. If Martha is still alive, the below image is how she would look like.
However, the police said that they won’t charge David with manslaughter because there is no evidence right now, and the incident happened when David was young.
If you would like to learn more about this mystery, watch the video below:
What do you think? Do you think David’s story is true, or do you think he’s really making up things to get attention? Could Martha still be alive?