|Name: Stephanie Pistey
Born – 1993 / Died –
Number of victims: 1
This would be little more than the ramblings of a deranged psychopath, were it not for the sad and tragic story of the victim, Jacob Hendershot. He was killed because he had briefly dated Pisley while she was on a “break” with the man who would become his killer, and when she resumed her relationship with the latter she pretended that she was raped by Jacob.
She is mostly known for the following statement: “I know this is going to be crazy. But I believe I’m a vampire – part vampire and part werewolf, so it’s not really a cult, it’s more just like my personality.” And that is pretty much the only connection with vampirism, along with a couple of Facebook posts that many would class as attention-seeking.
Tragically, when Jacob was first reported as missing he was at first considered a runaway – he had just came to town because he was reconnecting with his birth-mother after being raised by his grandparents in another state. Not much was known about the teen except for the fact that he had quickly made friends with Stephanie.
A lot more time would have passed between his killing and his body being found if not for the ego of the perpetrators making them brag about the events via Facebook – an anonymous tip came in about 1 month after Jacob went missing and when the police looked into the group comments on a couple of social media profiles they were able to retrieve the body and make a case against Stephanie and her posy of followers.
Stephanie claimed to be a vampire-warewolf hybrid that would occasionally drink the blood of her fiancée. She was at first found unfit to stand trial so she might have believed she got away with no proper punishment, however at a subsequent hearing that decision was revoked and she was sentenced to 12y in jail.
Kindly note that this article was not written with an intent to dive into extreme details as I believe that maintaining a respectful attitude towards the victims is more important than anything in this series of articles. Rest in peace, Jacob!
† Vampiric Murderers