Skip to comments.Illinois Teens Murder & Dismember Classmate
Posted on 01/27/2005 5:17:39 PM PST by NativeTexun
POSTED: 1/26/05 9:17 AM UPDATED: 1/26/05 4:34 PM
By Chris Minor
EAST MOLINE, Illinois -- The dismembered body of a missing East Moline teenager has been found, and a classmate tonight is under arrest for her brutal murder. Sarah Kolb is charged with first degree murder in the death of Adrianne Reynolds, 16.
Prosecutors announced the murder charge at a news conference at Illinois State Police Headquarters this morning.
Authorities believe Adrianne was strangled and beaten with a wooden handle in a car in broad daylight at a Taco Bell parking lot in Moline. Later, her body was taken to Mercer County in an attempt to burn it.When that didn't work, her body was cut into pieces and dumped at Black Hawk State Park.
Authorities made the discovery around midnight.
Adrianne's father and stepmother, Tony and Joann Reynolds had reported their daughter missing when she failed to show up to work after school on Friday.
Kolb and Reynolds were classmates at Blackhawk Outreach Center in East Moline, an alternative school for kids trying to get their GED's. Friends there tell Newschannel 8 that Kolb had made a death threat against Reynolds the day she disappeared, and say Kolb was jealous of the new kid in school. Reynolds had been attending the school for just a few weeks, after coming to East Moline from Texas to live with her dad.
In court today, Judge John Bell read court documents that stated the crime was committed ''while acting with another,'' but so far, only Kolb has been charged.
Kolb, who told the judge today she works at the movie cinemas in Davenport, is being held at the Mary Davis juvenile detention center in Galesburg on $1 million bond.
By Vanessa Van Hyfte
EAST MOLINE -- Sarah Kolb and Adrianne Reynolds were classmates at Black Hawk Outreach Center. Their fellow classmates remember the chilling threats made the very day Adrianne disappeared.
"[Kolb] had mentioned to a few people that she was going to kill her," said Jackie Martinez, 17. "She [said], 'I don't care.' She told people she wasn't afraid to kill her and she would do it and she's not scared."
Adrianne was the new kid at school just a few weeks. She was trying to make a fresh start and earn a General Education Diploma.
"She was pretty and funny," said Betty Wilson, 16.
And the boys noticed. Wilson says that's what threw Sarah into a jealous rage.
"They just had some problems over boys and Sarah was upset," Wilson recalled.
Wilson said Kolb had been a student here for over a year and was popular.
"Sarah was really nice," said Wilson. "She got along with everyone and all the sudden Adianne came in, and it's totally different, she says, 'I will kill her, I will kill her.'"
Wilson was one of the last people to see Adrianne alive on Friday afternoon.
"I just saw Adrianne and Sarah and two males get into the car. I heard they were going to Taco Bell to get lunch."
Wilson says Adrianne wasn't looking for trouble. She only wanted to make a fresh start, desperate to fit in with the "in" crowd.
"Adrianne really wanted to be Sarah's friend. That was all she wanted."
I wonder if she is in this country legally?
Godless in America...
No, no, no, do not let them learn about God, just let them kill each other.
Sounds like one maybe-former druggie killing another maybe-former druggie.
I wonder if the accused killer had done anything she should have been in a real jail for?
The other girl LOOKS like the guys.
"vulnerable maidens in need of legal protection from verbal assaults on their purity."
The perp has a Lyndie England kind of look to her.
But I only want to ban assault hands and wood!
This reminds me of "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea."
That's reportedly what enraged the other girl .. that the boys noticed the new girl and that she was "pretty."
If you'll read the original post, it was over boys, reportedly. Guess the other girl, as unattractive as she looks in the posted photo, lost the boy's attention when the new, pretty girl arrived.
From East Texas, actually. I learned of this on the local evening news.
This is the second teen from this area murdered in less than two weeks.
The other, of course, was Megan Holden (kidnapped from Wal-Mart parking lot).
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