Nadia Kajouji was having a rough time. It was her first year of college, and she was suffering from depression. Feeling isolated, Nadia turned to an online forum where she found people struggling with suicidal thoughts. It didn’t take long for Nadia to make a new friend -- someone who understood what she was going through. The woman said her name was Cami. She was 31, a registered nurse, and living in Minneapolis. She claimed that she, too, was having suicidal thoughts. Then she suggested that she and Nadia make a suicide pact.
Then Brandi tells us about the disappearance of Kyron Horman. To this day, what happened to little Kyron Horman remains unknown. What we do know is that on June 4, 2010, his stepmom Terri dropped him off at Skyline Elementary School, just in time for the science fair. She took a photo of Kyron in front of his poster, and then she says she watched him walk down the hall to class. But no one ever saw him in class. And despite the photo, no one remembered seeing him at the science fair, either. It was as if he’d vanished into thin air.
And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.
In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
The “Killer Chatroom” episode of Web of Lies
“Unmasking the Faribault, Minn., suicide nurse” Grand Forks Herald
“Inside the tragic death of Nadia Kajouji: A teen pushed to suicide by an online predator,” by Patrick Gomez for People.com
“Man who aided Ont. teen’s suicide gets year in jail,” CBC
“Former nurse helped instruct man on how to commit suicide, court rules,” Associated Press
“William Francis Melchert-Dinkel,” entry on Wikipedia
In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“A Betrayal of Trust: Where is Kyron Horman?” by Jenn Baxter, Medium
“Kyron Horman, missing 10 years: A timeline” by Lizzy Acker, The Oregonian
“Kryron Richard Horman” The Charley Project
“Landscaper wore wire, asked Terri Horman for $10,000 in murder-for-hire plot, sources say” by Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
“10 Years Later: Case of Missing Boy Kyron Horman Featured in TV Special on Investigation Discovery” by People Staff, People
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