Photo Of Elizabeth Olten
In St Martin, Missouri nine year old girl Elizabeth Olten innocently playing at her best friends house not even 1000 ft from her own home was murdered and hidden by her best friends 15 year old sister. From my understanding the 15 year old did not only murder but had pre-meditated the brutal attack. The child 9 year old Elizabeth Olter was at her friends house and started heading home before her curfew. Alyssa Bustamante, the older sister of Elizabeth’s best friend, lured her to a nearby wooded area, where she murdered the young girl by stabbing and choking her, then finally slitting her throat. She then went through great lengths to conceal her body, she already had two shallow graves dugged up, she placed the nine year old in one of them. The body was hidden just feet away from where police found Elizabeth’s cell phone. There was a huge search for the missing girl and many feared that adult predator was on the loose. Police started combing the neiborhood and going door to door. They also made it a point to question local sex offenders living within so many miles of the neiborhood where the young girl went missing. It took police 3 days to find the culprit, who then led police to the young girls grave.
Photo Of Alyssa Bustamante
Alyssa was a disturbed young teen. With both parents in jail for seperate crimes, she was living with her grandparents who raised her in a loving, religious household. They tried getting her involved in Church, but Alyssa was going threw, what they thought, was a ”rebel” stage. She dressed goth and was described as depressed. At the time of the murder, she had a youtube account which listed ”killing” as one of her hobbies. It also had videos, showing the young laughing as her two younger brothers touched a fench that gave them a ”shock” of electricity. In the video, in which Alyssa was taping, you could hear the teenager laughing and egging them on, she then touches the fence herself.
A best friend of Alyssa stated to Police, after the teens arrest, that she (Alyssa) would always speak of death and drugs, she also asked her if she ever thought about killing someone. The friend was taken aback, and according to her, started slowly distancing herself from Alyssa.
Alyssa had a diary in which she talked about the murders. and she even had a photo that she drew of two graves. Police wondered why she dug two graves and if they were originally intended for her younger brothers.
It didn’t take long for police to question and arrest Alyssa. She confessed rather quickly and lead Investigators to the grave. It was an emotional time for the family, friends and community. Such a thing never happened in town.
Alyssa has pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ for the Murder of Elizabeth Olten.