Last Wednesday, one day before Thanksgiving, Sabrina Stauffenberg was waiting on the front porch of her house for the bus that was supposed to take her to church. It was late, so she called her grandmother. Her grandmother rang the bus company to complain, but when she called the 8-year-old back, Sabrina didn’t answer. She had disappeared. Her dead body was found that night behind a factory on the outskirts of Olney, Illinois, a small town of just over 9,000. Police have charged family friend Glen R. Ramey, 53, for her murder and rape.
According to a neighbor, Ramey was dating a relative of the deceased girl and is known to have mental problems. Last August, he was charged with battery for an incident and has had numerous orders of protection filed against him by women in 2014 and 2016. Despite these charges, he is not currently listed on Illinois’ sex offender registry. Police took Ramey into custody Sunday afternoon and charged him with first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault. He is currently being held without bail.