01: A Nightmare Dawns

On the night of September 9th, 1988, seven-year-old Jaclyn Dowaliby vanished from her bed while everyone else in the quaint suburb was asleep. The small town of Midlothian, Illinois, was a typical suburban area that felt safe, by morning their idyll was shattered and things would never be the same.



Chicago Tribune, 12 March, 1989 – “Street of Bad Dreams”

Chicago Tribune, 16 April, 1990 – “Dowaliby Case Haunts Real Father”

Journal and Courier, 12 September, 1988 – โ€œPurdue FBI, Police Team up in Search for 7-year-old”    

Chicago Tribune, 13 September, 1988 โ€“ โ€œGirl Missing and Clues Scarceโ€    

Chicago Tribune, 14 September, 1988 โ€“ โ€œMissing Girl Searchers Frustratedโ€   

Chicago Tribune, 10 June, 1990 – “Silent at her Trial, the Woman at the Center of One of Chicago Areas Most Sensational Murder Cases Speaks Out”