A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder

By Kathryn Casey

Bright, appealing, and either from strong households, college of Texas collage pupil Colton Pitonyak and colourful redhead Jennifer Cave had the area at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had simply landed a thrilling new task, whereas a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious enterprise tuition lured Pitonyak to Austin. but the previous altar boy had a depressing, unpredictable streak, person who ensnared him within the perilous underworld of gear and weapons. while Jennifer did not appear for paintings on August 18, 2005, her mom turned worried. Sharon Cave's seek ended in Colton's West Campus condo, the place Jennifer's kinfolk found a scene necessary of the grisliest horror motion picture. in the meantime, Colton Pitonyak used to be nowhere to be found.

A Descent Into Hell is the gripping precise tale of 1 of the main brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded younger killer and his would-be female friend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was once "just the best way I roll."

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I want I knew extra. ” Sharon talked to Jim off and on all afternoon approximately Jennifer’s disappearance. They have been either apprehensive. Now she did what she’d thought of previous; she referred to as the Austin Police division and requested for the lacking people department. An officer received at the phone. She listened as Sharon advised her what had occurred, and while the officer requested, Sharon admitted that Jennifer had used medicines. but she felt that wasn’t what used to be occurring. “Your daughter is an grownup, and she or he won’t technically be lacking for 24 hours,” the officer stated. “If she hasn’t proven up by way of the next day morning, you could dossier a document. ” That night, whereas Sharon grew more and more worried in Corpus Christi, in Austin, Eli, Laura Ingles, and different acquaintances helped Scott stream a few of his furnishings into the two-story condominium he’d rented, on a quiet, tree-lined road. They have been all conversing approximately Jennifer, how nobody had visible her, how she hadn’t back any in their cellphone calls. of all of them, simply Scott wasn’t frightened. If something, he was once disillusioned in Jennifer, inflicting such a lot of humans such challenge while she used to be certainly out partying someplace. while Laura heard that Jennifer was once with Colton, even if, she grew immediately worried. “He’s now not a pleasant guy,” she whispered to Eli. “You have to name the police and inform them. ” “No,” Eli stated. “Jennifer’s ok. ” “No, she’s dead,” Laura stated. “I can’t inform you how i do know, yet i do know. Jennifer’s long past. ” Eli checked out Laura, shook his head, after which he began to cry. dissatisfied, Sharon hung up the phone with the lacking people officer. a short while later, she known as Scott again. He listened to her fears, yet “blew them off. ” Scott didn’t are looking to inform Sharon, but when Jennifer was once with Colton, the main most likely state of affairs was once that she was once excessive on medicines and too tousled to speak to her mom. yet Scott had had sufficient of it. He sought after Jennifer to name her mom and continue every body from being concerned. once he hung up the phone with Sharon, Scott known as Colton. nobody spoke back, and he left a message: “Colton, we all know Jennifer’s at your place, so that you have to inform her that her mom’s searching for her. ” Colton referred to as again. “What’s happening? ” “They recognize Jen’s at your house,” Scott stated. “She must name her mother, now. ” “I haven’t visible her,” Colton insisted. He sounded annoyed and stressed. “Her mother has referred to as the cops,” Scott acknowledged. “They’re going to be searching for her. ” “I don’t comprehend anything,” Colton acknowledged, offended. “That whinge goes to get me arrested. ” In Corpus Christi, Sharon Cave known as Austin hospitals, the morgue, all over she may well consider that Jennifer can be if she have been damage or, worse, lifeless. She thought of using to Austin that evening, yet didn’t comprehend what she may do as soon as she bought there. no less than, from the home, she used to be busy making mobilephone calls, now not using a automobile. Sharon felt yes Colton used to be mendacity, yet she didn’t understand why. All she knew was once that the radar that attached her to her center daughter wasn’t operating. She hadn’t felt Jennifer all day.

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