Bethany McKee, top left; Adam Landerman, top right; Joshua Miner, bottom left and Alisa Massaro, bottom right

The first-degree murders were allegedly committed by Adam M. Landerman, 19, who is the son of Joliet Police Sgt. Julie Landerman; Bethany L. McKee, 18; Joshua F. Miner, 24; and Alisa R. Massaro, 18, who lived in the home where the murders took place in Joliet, Ill., a town 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

McKee promised the victims sexual favors and video games. The perpetrators believed the victims were drug dealers and carried a lot of cash.

Massaro allegedly has a necrophilia fetish and engaged in sex with Miner and Adam Landerman, atop the lifeless bodies of Rankins and Glover. Miner told authorities that his longtime girlfriend, Massaro, fantasized about having sex with a corpse and he hoped to fulfill her fantasy. He tied the young black men up in beige sheets so they could lie on top of them, according to court documents reviewed by the

“This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I’ve ever seen in my 27 years of law enforcement,” Police Chief Mike Trafton said after the slayings in January. “Not only the crime scene, but the disregard for common decency toward human beings.”

Photos courtesy of Will County Sheriff’s Department

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  • Christopher DeSean Fortune

    i take it your an atheist…

    • syuvial

      This has nothing to do with belief or disbelief. This is, or should be, an outrage to all people.

  • Patrick Darby McClintock

    White trash America is still alive and apparently breeding with their own brothers and sisters. So glad I no longer live in the US. This is beyond any thought process for any living organism.

    • lamja00

      Where did u go that isn’t a cesspool right now?

  • Umar Farouk

    Haha. Now who is the savage?

    • 9

      SMH. Hate breeds hate. You are not helping

      • Dashing Andre Ellis

        sometimes hate is the only way to go as a means to an end. black folks during slavery loved the white masters so much that many didnt want slavery to end. and when it did end some slaves went right back and continued to work for free. sometimes you have to Hate your enemy to defeat him.

        • God

          So your saying all white people are the enemy of blacks? Hmmmm

          • History Proves This


          • Kenny Peacock

            If we are such an “enemy” Then we should stop ALL Government handouts, primarily financed by “evil” Whites.

  • DennisCLatham

    perverted minds attract perverted minds attract perverted minds attract perverted minds

  • Jessie Robert

    This is why you don’t do meth

  • parappston

    The dude in the bottom left probably thinks he’s a leader like Charles Manson.

  • tmaria

    All i can say is Lord Please bless or Children……..smh

    • Leonil


  • kegan miller

    that’s a spirit point blank period jesus help us all

    • Dashing Andre Ellis

      thats part of the problem, jesus aint never helped us we gotta help ourselves

  • CurvySocialite

    Very rarely am I ever speechless, but this…there are just no words. What would possess someone to even wonder about something like this (it’s the thought that leads to the deed)? SMH

  • Elliott

    Chris even Atheist would find this outrageously offensive, we are talking about two human beings who were murdered that sexually mutilated on this has nothing to do with religious believes this has to do with for sick fucks who deserve worse than the death penalty for their despicable actions stop thinking, Atheist are evil when they are not what would you call KKK and West Boro Baptist Church who by the way are very religious, do not judge ones beliefs only their actions are the true matter, not their religion or lack of.

    • 9

      I am an atheist and I find your comment outrageously offensive. Atheists are not bad people. If anything they are better people because they can be good just for the sake of being good not because they are expecting some eternal reward. Most KKK members are devout Christians. Nazi’s were Christians. If I believed in hell I would tell you to go straight there

    • 9

      Sorry Elliot. I just reread your comment and realized I had miss-read it before. I would delete my comment if I knew how

  • Rob Lee

    The sad thing is… this doesnt surprise me we are living in times when sick satanic ordeals are the norm its all around you in the media and will continue to grow in numbers wake up people the enemy is afoot

    • Dave Laughery Jr.

      Fuck off holy roller, it has nothing to do with Satan or religion. God is the reason for everything positive that happens right? But when a dumbass christian forgets to look both ways, gets hit by a car and dies, its all satan then right? What a joke.

      • Rob Lee

        Satan has everything to do with it, much like the lost ignorance you’re spewing. Were being conditioned in today’s society not to flinch at such blatant ungodly events such as this. As for yourself I can only hope you one day soon wake up from that comatose state you’re in and stop being oblivious to your surroundings.

        • Dave Laughery Jr.

          Your everyday judgemental know-it-all bullshit spewing holy roller. Has no evidence of what he believes but loves to preach it. How about you stick that cross right up your ass, because thats how much it means.

          • Rob Lee

            Religion aside, you as a person have a long way to go when you feel the need to lash out using immature obscenities. it simply shows where you are mentality amongst the sheeple in society. Point being if you don’t see something very wrong with whats happening in these days you need a wake up call. If we take a trip back a decade or so these type of things rarely ever if ever happened.

          • Dave Laughery Jr.

            A sheep right? I live my whole life by the way I was told to do so since I was born, being forced into believing in a guy who was a zombie for 3 days, can part oceans, etc. Yea, im the sheep. Baaaaaaaah.

          • Rob Lee

            Actually thats where you’re wrong I didn’t grow up in your typical religious household. I always went through life with this sense of being a good person based on logic. I learned from the trials and tribulations I went through rather than giving up and giving into whatever I felt like doing. Then again logic plays alot into what I seen as confirmation for what is the truth.

  • gotit

    Mentally deranged people.

  • Melfolio

    Sick white animals. Can someone just put a slug in their chest?

  • just wondering

    where is the link to an actual news organization?

  • DatBus

    This is so tragic, I’m wondering why the writer makes a point of playing up race? “White sickos, Black victims” when race didn’t really have anything to do with this atrocity. Some people just want to play this “racist America” thing for all its worth.

    • Amanda Spurgeon

      Yes thank you!

      • young East African girl

        Oh for God’s sake. What if they had been Muslims or Arabs? Give me a break! White people always think that they couldn’t possibly be guilty of crimes related to race or religion. Whenever someone black or Arab commits a crime their race/religion is made relevant. Man the struggle against white privilege is real.

      • Marcus Lapay

        I agree with below. I myself get tired of people always pointing out race. But don’t act like racism is no longer a problem in society.

    • Lovely People

      Are you serious? If the races were reverse, this would be the lead story of the week. Every expert in every field would be making chat show appearances, live debates and your tabloids having a field day not buried in some backwater press. Like the lady says, Give me a break!!!

  • Amanda Spurgeon

    i don’t think it has anything to do with color (yes the victims are black and the pieces of crap are white but that’s it), these people are sick sick individuals and they would be the same no matter their skin color… i think what happened is disgusting and my heart goes out to the two boys and their families.

  • True Self

    The story came out in February. I haven’t seen any updates in regards to this. Anyone else?

  • Truthseeker

    I read the whole artical nowhere did it say they where sexualy abused unless theres new info if so please share!

  • Nunja Biznass

    I bet that the mother of Adam is beyond disgusted and embarrassed beyond belief! To have her son be involved in disgusting sex and murder 2 people and be a police officer has to be hard for her! I would never speak to him again and disown him if her were mine. SMH

  • pollo

    wow…its the girl that really wanted it done. See these dirty ass white bitches with that bullshit!

  • Rebecca Polius

    …kill these inbred beasts.

  • elmer mcclung

    smh sad how do you do this and why???

  • Rayn

    Death sentence all the way!! Anyone who says no can join them.

  • Lynn Knapp

    I hate to tell everyone, it doesnt matter your color, if you were born in the U.S. you are an AMERICAN, Period, no matter the color of your skin. I find it sad that people cant see that, I am white, I grew up on an Indian reservation, I love blues & soul music as well as county, I have nieces that are bi-racial (black, phillipino, hawain and a grand niece that is a combo of those with hispanic thrown in. We all live toether in this world that is becomming more & more bizarre, (this sick ordeal proves that), We, as a nation need to stop blaming things on the color of people and start taking responsibility for each of our actions. I beleive in equality, period, I dont care what color your skin is, if you commit a crime such as this, you need to simply be put down, no appeals, no sitting in prison for years, just put down.
    The future of our kids & grandkids is a sad one indeed, unless people see that & step up to make a change, I fear the future of this world

  • Dashing Andre Ellis

    White trash ignorance and stereotyping = black men that have money must be drug dealers. so its ok to kill them in cold blood.

    maybe Elijah Muhammad was right about white folks, maybe whites are the devil.

  • GozarisaGod

    You’ll never hear about this in the news or the front page of any article, and if you did it was brief.