Abandoned Prayers Author:Gregg Olsen On a cold Christmas Eve in 1985, a Nebraskan hunter discovered a 9-year-old boy's frozen corpse, clad in blue pajamas, in a dark, wooded area. Local investigators concluded that the boy had been left to die, and once the body proved unidentifiable, it was buried by the local Methodist Church. — Two years later the story of unknown "Little Boy Bl... more »ue" was printed in a national magazine and an Ohio coule asked themselves if this might be the child for whom they used to babysit. This tip led police right to the boy's father...Eli Stutzman.
Born and raised in a strict Amish community, Stutzman was always seeking the excitement of the "outside" world. And after the highly suspicious death of his pregnant young wife in a fire, Stutzman took the opportunity to sever his ties with the Amish forever. Taking their first son, Danny, with him, he embarked on a cross-country spree of compulsive male pickups, violent orgies, drug abuse...and untold murders.
Based on exhaustive research and dramatic new evidence, reporter/writer Gregg Olsen exposes one of the most bizarre killers to emerge from America's heartland, and raises the disturbing question of whether a child died at his father's hands because he knew too much.« less