Another must read is Silent Scream by Yvonne Mason. Yvonne skillfully chronicles the unmerciful ploys of serial killer Gerard Schaefer. He was deceptive, manipulative, vicious, and inhuman. He preyed on the innocent women who trusted him. These stories are told in full and heartbreaking detail. Their voices are heard through the voice of Yvonne who used her incredible insight and skill to write this book. Their killer will never terrorize another soul. I believe it took great courage, empathy, and strength to write a book of this magnitude. Yvonne also talks about the people who assisted her in her research and includes their profiles in her book. I deeply respect her for her work and for adding her own personal thoughts at the end. Yvonne’s book is a labor of love and of justice for these girls who endured horrific and indescribeable torment. May it help to give them peace.
Cynthia Parker, Author
I will be speaking at this event on Sept 14th – I will be speaking about the victims and their families of Florida Serial killer Gerard Schaefer.
Please come and join us this day. Some of his victims have never been found. But they do have a voice it is in the Book Silent ScreamThis is the voice of the victims who have been screaming silently for over thirty years. Susan Place, Georgia Jessup, Nancy Trotter, Pamela Wells, Carmen Hallock, Leigh Hainline, Debra Lowe, Collette Goodenough, Barbara Ann Wilcox, just to name a few. There are many more. Please join us this day. The missing and murdered deserve a voice as do their families.
Silent Scream the True Crime Book about Gerard Schaefer Ex Martin County Florida Deputy who became Florida’s First Serial Killer
Lulu.com is pleased to announce the release of local Florida Author Yvonne Mason’s true crime book Silent Scream. In 1972 Martin County Deputy Gerard Schaefer was arrested for the aggravated assault of two young women by the name of Nancy Trotter and Pamela Wells. They were the lucky ones. They got away.
April 1,1973 the bodies of two more young women named . Georgia Jessup and Susan Place were found on South Hutchinson Island. They had been there for several months. The police investigation which ensued led the authorities back to Gerard Schaefer who was by this time serving six months for aggravated assault on Nancy Trotter and Susan Wells.
The firestorm and the evidence uncovered in the investigation led authorities to believe that Ex-Martin County Deputy Sheriff Gerard Schaefer had killed more than just these four young women. Evidence gathered during a search at his mother’s home revealed at least nine and as many as possibly thirty four over a span of six years beginning in 1966 and continuing until 1972.
Until this crime Florida had never experienced anything like what is now known as serial killings. Gerard Schaefer was considered the first perpetrator of this type of crime.
Ms. Mason’s Silent Scream gives the victims a voice – a voice which has been silent for over 30 years. Some of the young women were never found, some cases were never closed and there were never any bodies to bury.
Gerard Schaefer took their voice away when he bound, gagged, hung , tortured, and buried their bodies in remote areas. He killed in pairs so one could watch while the other was destroyed.
This is their story, this is their voice and with this voice comes the peace they have never had.
Ms. Mason, reminds us that at any time and any place we can become a victim.
Her book Silent Scream is available at http://stores.lulu.com/theskeletoncloset,
http://thebookattic.ecrater.com and soon to be on Amazon.com and other fine bookstores.