‘Depraved and heinous’ Joliet murder case: Sex on top of strangled men
By MICHAEL SNEED firstname.lastname@example.org February 28, 2013 10:42PM
Adam M. Landerman (clockwise, from top left), Alisa R. Massaro, Joshua F. Miner and Bethany L. McKee | Supplied photos
Updated: April 2, 2013 6:43AM
The Joliet murders . . .
It’s a story as grisly and horrifying as it gets.
But new details have emerged in the Jan. 10 strangulation murders of two Joliet men. It is a deadly mixture of booze, sex, drugs, depravity and video games.
Sneed has learned that police reports containing conflicting interviews with the four people charged with the brutal first-degree murders of Eric Glover, 22, and Terrance Rankins, 22, allege that two of the people charged with the murders — Joshua Miner, 24, and his girlfriend, Alisa Massaro, 18 — had sex on top of the victims’ bodies, which they intended to dismember before disposing of them.
“This is a case as depraved and heinous as it gets,” said a Sneed source familiar with the police reports, which at times are contradictory.
◆ The shocker: Included in the statements given to police: The plan not only involved sadistic sex with the lifeless bodies of the two victims — but keeping their teeth as trophies!
◆ The plan, according to one police report, was based on Miner remembering Massaro confiding once she wanted to have sex with a dead man.
◆ The scenario: It all began with an alleged invitation to Rankins by Bethany McKee, 18, who also is charged with murder, to have sex with her and Massaro at Massaro’s house — and to bring booze and pot with him. Rankins invited Glover to tag along.
◆ Instead, the two soon-to-be murder victims wound up playing video games, and according to one police report, a struggle ensued when Miner struck Rankins for “fooling around” with McKee, who had asked him to stop. One police report alleges the two women departed before the violence began and were afraid of the bodies when they returned.
◆ The stunner: The men were murdered in the Massaro home while her father, Phillip, was asleep on the couch a floor below the murder scene.
◆ Stunner II: McKee, who also was charged in the murders, told police that when Massaro’s dad awoke, he issued orders to quit the racket — which he was told was caused by a broken TV — or he’d call the police. He did not.
After the men were killed, the assailants allegedly concocted a plan to get rid of the bodies and considered torching the victims’ car with the bodies inside. Instead, they left the bodies inside the house, dumped the car in a parking lot — and headed to Walgreens for a soda and something to eat before going back to the house.
◆ Stunner III: A fourth assailant, Adam Landerman, 19, is the son of a female Joliet Police sergeant — and was allegedly hiding in the basement of the murder house when the police arrived.
◆ Stunner IV: McKee called her father, William, and he called the Shorewood Police. Shorewood police then contacted Joliet officers.
◆ Stunner V: When the Joliet Police arrived at the grisly scene, Miner, Massaro and Landerman were there, and all three were arrested. The victims, who were found inside the house, had plastic bags tied around their heads. McKee, who has a baby daughter, had already left the murder scene when the police arrived and was picked up by police in Kankakee en route to visit the child’s father.
◆ Stunner VI: The police reports contain ghastly claims of “surfing” the dead bodies, describing the last minute gasps of the dead as “zombie noise” and gathering supplies — bleach, a blow torch, a saw and rubber gloves — for Landerman to use for body disposal.
But, according to police interviews, some of the accused claimed the plan was to rob Rankins and Glover. Instead, the men wound up dead and objects of a kinky, sadistic sex act after their bodies were covered and arranged side by side.
All four assailants have been charged with first-degree murder and remained in custody on $10 million bond. They are due in court Friday.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who is fresh off his Drew Peterson murder trial win, has chosen to personally prosecute the Joliet murders. He would not return Sneed’s calls.
This case is difficult to even think about, let alone write about.
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