Acclaimed Journalist Laura Ling Examines The Murder Of Adrianne Reynolds ““ A 16 Year Old Student Who Suffered a Horrific Death At The Hands Of Fellow Classmates Sarah Kolb and Corey Gregory
Even in a world where teen violence has become more and more common, what happened in East Moline, Illinois in January 2005 stands out as shocking ““ the murder of 16 year – old Adrianne Reynolds at the hands of two of her classmates, Cory Gregory and Sarah Kolb. Laura Ling and the E! Investigates team traveled to the scene of the crime to discover what could possibly set into motion such violence among teens and spoke exclusively with many of the story’s key figures, including the victim’s family, friends of the two teens convicted of murder, local law enforcement, and the two local journalists who covered the case in detail. E! Investigates Fatal Teen Triangle premieres on June 22nd at 10:00 PM on E!.
At Blackhawk Outreach Center, an alternative high school, Adrianne Reynolds was the “˜new girl’ in school. After a rough and troubled childhood, she was eager to get her life back on track. It wasn’t long before the pretty and outgoing 16 year-old crossed paths with Sarah Kolb, the school’s “˜queen bee.’ Sarah, who was openly bisexual, initially showed a romantic interest in Adrianne, but the new friendship quickly went bad after Kolb discovered that Reynolds had sex with two boys. Sarah began a rage-driven campaign to break Adrianne’s spirit, at one point telling her, “No one likes you “¦ you should kill yourself.”
That anger and hatred eventually led to murder. After strangling Adrianne in the back seat of a car, Sarah and Cory doused her body with gasoline and let it burn for more than six hours. Then, they enlisted a trusted friend, Nate Gaudet, who brought along a handsaw that was used to cut Adrianne’s body into several pieces. The trio then threw Adrianne’s remains down a manhole at a nearby state park.
The brand new E! Investigates episode features:
Interviews with the former boyfriends of both Adrianne Reynolds and Sarah Kolb. Kolb’s boyfriend, Sean McKittrick, who has never before spoken to any media, was actually in the car moments before the murder was committed, when Sarah exploded in a jealous rage.
“Sarah “¦ grabbed her up by her hair and then started just snapping off on her. She was like, “˜I want you to stay away from me. Don’t even [expletive] think about me.’ It was the angriest I’d ever seen her.”
Private notes exchanged between Sarah and Adrianne in the weeks leading up to Adrianne’s death, and excerpts from the personal journals of both girls, including Sarah’s journal entry written on the day of the murder, in which Kolb wrote that she wanted to kill Adrianne.
Adrianne wrote to Sarah, “Why do you hate me so much? And why do you want me to die?”
Sarah wrote in her journal, “Stupid [expletive] needs to back up off my Kool-Aid. She’s going to give him a note. Yeah well, I’ll [expletive] kill her.”
Crime scene videos of Cory Gregory, who was convicted of murder along with Sarah Kolb, leading investigators to Adrianne Reynolds’ severed and charred remains. Also included are phone interviews between Sarah Kolb and East Moline police in the days before she was arrested where she lies about her involvement in the crime. The most chilling piece of footage from the criminal investigation is an interview shortly after the murder where Sarah and Cory’s friend, Nate Gaudet, describes in detail how he helped dismember Adrianne’s body.
First-time interviews with Adrianne’s biological mother, Carolyn Franco; as well as Cory Gregory’s friends, Eric Gruetzmacher and Matt Bichel, and Sarah Kolb’s friend, Myke Deuth. A former classmate of Sarah’s, Nicole Hall, reveals for the first time that she was threatened by Sarah months before Adrianne’s murder.
Nicole Hall: “I said, “˜what are you mad at me about?’ She responded back, “˜If you ever talk to me again, I will climb through your window, slit your throat and cut you into pieces.'”
Carolyn Franco: “I want people to take it seriously when kids threaten other kids. For two weeks, Sarah told people what she was gonna do and everybody laughed it off. If just one of those people had stepped forward “¦ my daughter would still be here.”
E! Investigates Fatal Teen Triangle premieres on June 22nd at 10:00 PM on E!.
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