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MURDERED: Kirsten Hatfield

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True Crime

4.7352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 18 March 2019

⏱️ 47 minutes

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Summary

It took decades and DNA science to catch a predator who was able to snatch a girl, Kirsten Hatfield, from her own room in the dead of night.

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0:00.0

Hi, crime junkies. I'm your host Ashley Flowers and I'm Brett and today's story is a terrifying one

0:07.8

One that if you're a parent will have you double checking your windows before you put your kids to bed tonight

0:14.7

Because it's the story of an eight-year-old girl named Kirsten Hatfield who was taken from her own bedroom in the middle of the night

0:22.4

With her mom just in the next room and then she was never seen again

0:52.4

Our story begins in Midwest City, Oklahoma in May of 1997

1:04.8

Kirsten lived in a small home with her mother Sharon and her three-year-old sister Faith

1:10.3

Faith and Kirsten actually shared a room and a bed which reminds me so much of me and my little sister when we were like

1:18.2

five and three we shared a room together and a big queen-sized bed and I always felt so

1:24.9

safe like yes, she was smaller than me. She was a little kid. We were both little kids. Yeah, but you have someone there

1:30.8

Yeah, there was another person there with me someone who would also hear the things go bump in the night

1:36.2

But it was okay because nothing bad could happen if we were together

1:40.8

But unfortunately looking back I now know that's not the case on the evening of May 13th

1:47.6

A Tuesday night Sharon put her two girls to bed around 9 9 30 which is pretty usual for a weeknight

1:54.5

Normally she might read or tell stories, but on this night little Faith was already asleep and she didn't win away her

2:01.3

So Sharon just laid alongside Kirsten for a little while told her that she loved her and then left the room

2:08.3

Now when she left she pulled the door behind her but didn't close it all the way

2:13.0

She always left just a slight opening in case the two little ones needed her in the middle of the night

2:19.9

Around 3 a.m. That night Sharon was startled awake by some noises coming from the girls room

2:27.0

At first she figured maybe Faith was just talking in her sleep or maybe one of them was woken up

2:33.0

So she gets out of bed and she starts walking down the hallway

2:36.8

But by the time she makes it to the door all the commotion has stopped

2:40.8

They both must have been back asleep

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