Last week, Joshua Miner and three others allegedly lured two men into a Joliet, Il., home, strangled them to death, robbed them and then played video games and partied while the bodies lay nearby. Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton called the murders of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins, both 22, ”one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I’ve ever seen in my 27 years of law enforcement.” The Joliet Patch reports that a source close to the case said the bodies were found with bags over their heads, but police have only confirmed strangulation.
Arrested along with Joshua Miner, 24, were Alisa Massaro, 18, Adam Landerman, 19, and Bethany McKee, 18. All are charged with first-degree murder. Police say the alleged slayings took place at Massaro’s residence.
Shortly after news of the arrests broke, a woman who previously attempted to get a restraining order against Miner spoke out on Facebook. According to the Joliet Patch, Ivon Walsh, 26, wrote ”I dated a serial killer!!!!!!” and ”It could have been me years ago” on January 12. Shortly after the Patch article was posted, Walsh, who goes by the first name Dorian on Facebook, removed the posts.
In 2009, Walsh petitioned to get a restraining order against Miner, telling a judge that he branded her buttocks with a swastika and a cross, burned her and threatened to disembowel her and strangle her daughter with her intestines. Her request for the restraining order was denied. A year prior to that, Miner was convicted of unauthorized video taping after Walsh reported him for child pornography. According to the Patch, she told police he forced her to put “her tongue in the vagina” of an underage girl while he recorded. Of the four arrested, Miner is the only one with a previous criminal background. He has also been charged with residential burglary.