The accused killers kept the Polaroid photos as trophies, witnesses would later tell investigators. The frozen moments were reminders of what they had done — and useful threats to anyone who was thinking about talking.
"Disappearance of Two Okla. Girls Stumped Police for 18 Years. Then They Learned About the Polaroids." is from the April 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.