UPDATE: Monster in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Episode Summary. ... Here is the sex toy that police found in a Sears shopping bag near April’s body in 1988. This ...
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.
Authorities found this sex toy 20 feet from the crime scene. The device is called a Ben Wa squirmy Manual Crank, and investigators are looking for more information on the device. A disturbing threat was scrawled across a barn door in Fort Wayne, Ind., two years after April Tinsley was brutally killed. Cops believe the person
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A Monster in Fort Wayne, The Murder of April Marie Tinsley . Finding the right words for this post proved to be difficult. It’s hard not to feel a connection to people you write about, or to feel sorry for what happened to them, but researching and writing about the abduction, rape, and murder of April Marie Tinsley, took me to a place I don’t go to often.
A jogger in DeKalb County came upon April’s body in a ditch. The girl had been raped and suffocated, a sex toy located not far from the body. The case has haunted the police force through the years. In 2009, ABC21 spoke with a retired Fort Wayne police officer who worked on the case.
April Marie Tinsley (March 18, 1980 – April 1, 1988) was an 8 year old girl from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in 1988.Her murderer left several anonymous messages and notes in the Fort Wayne area between 1990 and 2004, openly boasting about April's murder and threatening to kill again.