On March 22, 1989, 15-year-old Ann Harrison went outside of her house to wait for the school bus. Nothing seemed different than any other morning, but Ann would never make it to school that day. As she waited by the mailbox, two men in a car pulled up and asked her for directions. Another girl waiting for the bus down the road saw the car speed past moments later. Back at Ann’s house, the school bus arrived and honked its horn, but no one was there.
Join us at the quiet end for Just Seven Minutes: The Abduction of Ann Harrison. The school bus driver noticed that Ann’s books, purse, and flute were still by the mailbox. Ann’s mother heard the horn and came outside. After a search of the house, she reported her daughter missing. What happened to Ann was every parent’s worst nightmare. Today we’re discussing the search for Ann, the monstrous crimes of her abductors, and a family’s enduring pain.
By the Side of the Road by Marla Bernard
Death is Penalty for Killers, Kansas City Times, 5/4/1991
Missing Girl’s Body Found in Car Trunk, Kansas City Times, 3/24/1989
Missouri Executes Man for 15-Year-Old Girl’s 1989 Killing, NBCnews.com, 9/1/2015
Missouri executes Michael Taylor for ’89 rape, killing of Ann Harrison, 15, CBSnews.com, 2/26/2014