In March1992. Two young girls were enjoying spring break when they were attacked by a sandbar on the beach. Florida. AtDue to a distinct lack in evidence, authorities struggled to solve this case. ButThen, a phone call came in and a confession was made. Investigation Discovery’s ‘Swamp Murders: PointThis is No Return’ delves into the slayings of Megan CarrAnd CherishDeSantis, and how the police discovered who was to blame. So, if you’re curious about what happened, here’s what we know.
How Did Megan CarrAnd CherishDeSantis Die?
Megan CarrAnd CherishBoth DeSantis were born in August 1975. TheyWe were best friends and lived in the same house. Thomasville, Georgia. While MeganParticipated in the school’s band and drama troupe. CherishHe was a cheerleader. The16-year olds were close to each other, and were often spotted together. AtThe time of the incident MeganAnd CherishThey were so excited about their spring break that they wanted to drive down to Alligator PointIn Florida.
The girls left home in Megan’s car at around 10 am on March 27, 1992. TheAuthorities believed they reached their destination around noon. ThenA vacationing police officer with his wife was found by the couple at 2:20 pm MeganAnd Cherish’s dead bodies at the beach. TheyBikinis were worn by the women, and the show’s director, who was wearing the same, found one body lying on top of the others. MeganAnd CherishEach was shot twice in each head with a.38 calibre handgun.
Who Killed Megan CarrAnd Cherish DeSantis?
At the scene, the investigators didn’t observe any signs of a struggle. Furthermore, MeganAnd Cherish weren’t sexually assaulted orRobbed; all their belongings including the car were still on the beach. TheAuthorities interrogated a few people who were present in the area. However, that didn’t turn up anything worthwhile apart from one witness who remembered seeing a suspicious car at the beach around the time of the shootings.
ThenThe police also ruled out possible suspects including Cherish’s boyfriend. JustWhen the case seemed headed for a close, authorities made a phone call. A woman stated that her ex boyfriend had confessed to the murder. MeganAnd Cherish. She identified him as Robert Neal Rodriguez. RobertIn the police force. OregonBefore quitting, I was in the workforce for approximately two years, starting with 1975. HeWas a MormonAnd had done some missionary service in Guatemala.
AtThe time of the incident RobertWas living in Tallahassee, FloridaHe was pictured with his mother, who had also died on Easter Sunday. A few hours after the woman’s call, RobertHe contacted the authorities. On May 15, 1992, RobertCall to confess to the crime MeganAnd CherishPlease share some details from the crime scene with us. Only the killer would know. DuringThat conversation. RobertAlso, he admitted to murder Valerie Hunta 22 year-old woman, who was reported missing in 1984. Her remains were discovered in a pond. Wakulla County, Florida.
How Did Robert Neal Rodriguez Die?
WhileThe authorities were tracked Robert- down to New Mexico, they couldn’t get him to stand trial for the murders he confessed to committing. TheA 42-year-old man was found dead on May16, 1992. In his car at a rest station in New Mexico. RobertWe have left Florida a few days after the murder when he was questioned regarding his car’s description matching the one seen at the crime scene. RobertHe had taken cyanide and had a vial with some white powder around his neck. A note said that he did this “for the sake of the girls’ parents, for their peace of mind, and to avoid a prison term.”
InThe days that followed Robert’s death, a newspaper outlet received a letter explaining his actions. Part of it mentioned, “WhetherThey know it orBut, I am wanted by the for three murders. Florida DepartmentThis is Law Enforcement. I don’t think they could prove any of the three, but I can’t live with myself if I’m going to act like this.” InThe note found on his corps also mentions that he was planning to write a letter to the authorities. LaterOn, the families MeganAnd CherishSimilar letters were received from Robert.
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