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Naoma Wendorf

Real Name: Naoma Ruth and Richard Wendorf
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Eustis, Florida
Date: November 25, 1996

CaseEdit

Details: On November 25, 1996, the bodies of Naoma and Richard Wendorf were discovered beaten to death by their daughter, Jeni Wendorf, in their Eustis, Florida home. Police suspected a vampire cult that she was involved in was responsible for the double murder.
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Richard Wendorf

They suspected that two men, sixteen-year-old Rod Ferrell and Scott Anderson, who were also involved in the cult were the killers.
Suspects: Rod Ferrell and Scott Anderson, along with the other vampire cult members, were considered the primes suspects in the murders.

Extra Notes: This case was featured as a part of the February 21, 1997 episode, along with the disappearance of Ceara O'Connell. It was also the subject of a book, "The Vampire Killers" by Clifford Linedecker.
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Rod Ferrell


Results: Solved. A few weeks after the murders, Ferrell and Anderson, along with several other of the cult members, were arrested in Louisiana. Ferrell claimed that he was a 500-year-old vampire and that he was immortal. In February 1998, he pled guilty to the murders and was sentenced to death, although the term was later reduced to life in prison. Anderson was convicted of first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Charity Keesee and Dana Cooper were convicted of an accessory after the fact and were given ten year sentences. Although Jeni Wendorf was intially charged with the murders, the charges were later dropped.
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