The Murder of Jessica Manners On the Easter Sunday morning of 26 March, 1989, the nude body of Jessica Manners was found dumped on a rocky embankment near the edge of Setauket Harbor, Long Island, about five miles from her home. The Suffolk County police said that she had been strangled but that they had no suspects or motive in the case, the second murder of a teen-age girl on Long Island in that month.
Shocked and saddened, the residents of the Strathmore neighborhood were asking one question over and over: Why did 14-year-old Jessica Manners leave her house late Saturday?
This is a story about secrets, lies, and passion gone wrong. This is a story about murder. A real story.