Inside the ‘Typical’ Lives of the 12-Year-Olds Who Tried to Kill for Slenderman

In 2014, a 12-year-old girl crawled out of the woods covered in wounds, having miraculously survived a shocking attack: According to authorities, two friends had taken her to the woods and stabbed her 19 times. Their goal was apparently to attract the notice of “Slenderman,” a popular fictional character in many forms of Internet horror stories.

PEOPLE Staff Writer Elaine Aradillas, who has covered the case from the beginning, appeared on People Now on Wednesday to discuss the latest...

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