It was the summer of 1997 in Jacksonville, Illinois, when eight children, all female and between the ages of five and ten had mysteriously disappeared from the town. Investigators used the majority of their force, additional Special Forces from Chicago, sniffer-dogs and just about every possible eye-witness they could acquire from the town (which was a shockingly low amount when you combined the case of all eight girls). Law enforcement declared a curfew for every child under the age of 16, recommended people only go out at later hours if it was extremely urgent and anyone suspicious travelling around the town during evening hours was brought into the station for questioning. However, evidence ended up futile and inconclusive, with the case eventually being declared “Cold” by the end of the year.

Eventually, three years later, the investigation was called back into the spotlight after a local Caucasian male by the name of David Aumont had confessed to his role in the disappearance of all eight girls to the Jacksonville police department. While he informed them of their disappearance, he was oddly reluctant and unresponsive when he was brought in for questioning by police. The man had little of a criminal record, other than two parking violations and a noise disturbance complaint from one his neighbours. Other than that though, he was well-known around the town for preaching the words of "How the one true God has spoken through him," and being the leader of what was described as a “closed” and “inverted” cult group.

Anytime he was asked for the children's location, he would simply reply "Buried".

One day during August, after several weeks of vague answers and lackluster response, Mr. Aumont came into the Jacksonville station carrying a plain, small, black, hardback notebook with the title “DONE” written in white writing across the top. He handed it to one of the two officers questioning him and simply said, in a quiet, monotonous tone, “When someone reads that book, he is satisfied,” with a blank expression on his face. “I was simply serving the one true friend, unlike you.” At this point, he had a somewhat satisfactory grin on his face. Officer Foley, one of the officers questioning him, flicked through the notebook and found the following contents.

Two days after the evidence was brought in and analyzed, eight-year old Sally Parker from Jacksonville, Illinois, was reported missing.

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