Sabrina Stauffenberg was waiting for a church bus in 2008 when she vanished outside her home in Olney, Illinois. For hours her family didn't know what happened until her body was found, and a homicide investigation ensued immediately after.
Just eight-years-old, Sabrina was waiting for a church bus outside her home, when she disappeared. Hours later, she was found near a vinegar plant in the same town, murdered. She had been abducted, sexually assaulted, and suffocated to death.
Sabrina told her grandmother the church bus hadn't come. Her grandmother then called the church to ask why the bus was late. The family began searching for Sabrina, and screaming her name. Everyone they came across hadn't seen Sabrina.
Sabrina's cell phone was pinged by Police, which showed the phone to be located behind the vinegar plant. Sabrina was bound, with her pants down around her ankles.
On November 27, 2016, DNA identified Glen Ramey, 53, who was arrested, charged and eventually convicted of Sabrina's murder. He was walking home when he saw her standing outside her home. He had met her on several occasions, and on this day, he lured her off her porch.
Ramey had 8 orders of protection against him by 6 different people between 8/4/2014 to 5/5/2016. One of those persons was a victim to Ramey on a Domestic Battery charge on 8/4/2016 which was dismissed with a plea deal. He had an aggravated DUI charge in 5/12/2016, also dismissed with a plea deal.
Glen Ramey was sentenced to 60 years in prison, after pleading guilty to the predatory sexual assault charge, which meant the murder charge was dismissed. Another plea deal, on a brutal abduction, rape and murder of an 8 year old child.
It was said that Ramey was dating a member of Sabrina's family.
Sabrina was buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg, Richland County, Illinois.
The community came together and raised over $20,000 for the family on a GoFundMe account created by the family for Sabrina's funeral services.
This sweet little girls life was brutally taken from her while waiting for the Church Bus to pick her up.
May she now rest in peace at the right hand of God and play along with the Angels.
May her murderer fear God's wrath on Judgement Day!!
Sabrina L. Stauffenberg, 8, of Olney, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of November 23, 2016.
She was born August 19, 2008 in Olney, IL to parents Glenn and Nancy (Vaughn) Stauffenberg.
Sabrina grew up with many people stepping in to help raise her and give her a home, none more so than her grandmother Susan Vaughn, whom she lived with the most. Others who helped were Tim Eades and Margie Vaughn as well as Ken and Teresa Schanda and family.
Sabrina was in the 3rd grade and attended the Richland County Elementary School. She loved doing crafts and playing with her dolls. She was also a part of the local Girl Scouts. She loved her day camp and T-Ball during the summer and would often find time to ride her bicycle. She loved the movie Frozen and all the characters.
At home with Grandma Vaughn she would often help clean up around the house by sweeping and mopping the floor. She was becoming an independent little lady who wanted to fix her own plate at the table.
She was kind and friendly to all who met her. Sabrina loved and also faithfully attended the Calvary Baptist Church of Olney, IL where she was baptized this past summer.
Sabrina is survived by her father and step-mother, Glenn and Irene Stauffenberg of Ina, IL, her mother Nancy (Vaughn) Stauffenberg, brother Glenn Stauffenberg, Jr., grandmother, Susan Vaughn, aunt and uncle, Margie Vaughn and Tim Eades, uncle and aunt, Danny and Gena Vaughn all of Olney, grandfather, Glenn Stauffenberg Sr of Kankakee, IL, grandmother, Phyllis Stauffenberg of FL, a nephew, Logan Ryon of Olney, IL and several step-families, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandpa Vaughn.