Thirty years ago this week, a little girl in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered and now, forgotten by everyone. It is one of the most horrific crimes we’ve ever researched, and yet when we ask people if they know about April Tinsley, we only get blank stares. This man, who police believed was local, not only committed the crime, but taunted police and the community for 16 years after. He could still be walking among us – you could very well know him.
Above is the “m” and the start of another letter that we talked about in the episode. It looks to us like the start of an “a” based on the other As in his other letters.
Here is the sex toy that police found in a Sears shopping bag near April’s body in 1988. This information was not released until 2012 on America’s Most Wanted.
This is a very unusual object. Have you ever seen this before?
Photo Found HERE
- Interview with Janet Tinsley conducted by Ashley Flowers October 2017
- FBI – Cold Case Heats Up
- FBI – Profile of a Killer
- Sarah Bowker – Hensley named as perpetrator after his death
- Find a Grave – Sarah Jean Bowker