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#7 Confidentiality

006-7-confidentiality-717369Terri Jo agreed to talk to hospital social workers about what happened, so long as they didn’t report any of it to the media. With that promise, she revealed that, on the fourth night of the trip, she went to bed early. She woke up several hours later to her brother screaming, and walked onto the ship’s deck to find her entire family lying in a puddle of their own blood.

#6 Time To Talk

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007-6-time-to-talk-717371Captain Harvey had murdered his wife and most of the Duperrault family during the night. Terry Jo was only spared because she was peacefully sleeping downstairs. However, as soon as the Captain realized that he had forgotten to end her life, he threw her overboard. By a stroke of luck, she was able to untie an emergency life raft from the side of the yacht before the Captain climbed in a dinghy, lit his ship on fire, and sailed towards shore — leaving her to die.
#5 The Road To Recovery

008-5-the-road-to-recovery-717367Terry Jo got stronger and stronger everyday. She began to work with a lawyer to prepare a case against Captain Harvey, and gained some hope that he would one day face justice for his horrible crime. However, this dream was cut short just a few short weeks before the man was set to be arrested and tried for murder…

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#4 A Suicide

009-4-a-suicide-717339Knowing that his arrest was imminent, Captain Harvey committed suicide in the woods behind his home. Terry Jo was still receiving medical care in the hospital, so she never had the chance to face the man who made her an orphan and almost took her life. Still, she managed to find a bit of closure…

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#3 Laying Them To Rest

010-3-laying-them-to-rest-717321Several months after she was rescued from sea, Terry Jo returned to Wisconsin to live with her aunt. She laid her family to rest in a private ceremony, and returned to elementary school the very next day. She didn’t talk about what had happened to her, leaving her friends to wonder what had really happened on vacation…

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