November 19, 2009
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Jefferson City, MO (The Weekly Vice) - Alyssa Bustamante, a 15-year-old Jefferson City teen was arrested after she murdered her 9-year-old neighbor because “she wanted to know what it felt like”.
According to Jefferson City police, Bustamante stabbed Elizabeth Olten, slashed her throat and buried her in one of two graves that she dug a week before the murder. Authorities will not elaborate what the other grave was for.
Investigators say a search was launched for the 4th-grader after she was reported missing October 21.
Police found what they are calling “written evidence” that led them to Bustamante, who showed them where Olten’s body was, according to investigators. Bustamante was promptly arrested.
When asked why she killed the little girl, Bustamante stated that she just wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.
Bustamante’s friends and family describe her as a bright and normal teenager up until she was 13, when she tried to commit suicide. She had been receiving mental help for her depression.
Bustamante had many online profiles, some of which speak of “pain and terrors”. Bustamante has a video on YouTube where her and her brothers were shocking themselves on an electric fence. Her YouTube profile lists her favorite hobbies as “killing people” and “cutting”.
Bustamante’s profile and video have since been removed from the site.
Bustamante was placed in juvenile detention and charged with first degree murder. Prosecutors say she'll stand trial as an adult.
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