The Trials of Christian Longo - Michigan Connections
On December 19, 2001, a young boy's body floated up in Lint
Slough, not far from the coastal town of Newport, Oregon. He seemed to
be about 4 years old and wore only his underwear. Three days later,
divers found the body of a slightly younger little girl, still in 9 feet
of murky water, under the Lint Slough Bridge, still tethered to the
bottom by a pillowcase full of rocks tied around her ankle. Divers found
a similar weighted pillowcase, which had apparently been tied around
the boy's ankle. Also in those waters was a sleeping bag full of rocks.
Authorities never released a cause of death for the two children, but
said they had not died from trauma. Speculation has it that the two
children were weighted down by their own cartoon pillowcases full of
rocks, both shoved into the sleeping bag and thrown off the bridge into
the sloughwhile still alive.