Cody Dietz had probably slept at his friends’ houses countless times. But after his mom didn’t hear from him one morning, she began to panic. And when she spoke to him on the phone sometime later, the sound of his voice confirmed her worst fears.
Cody comes from York, Pennsylvania, and in 2008 he was a regular teenager like any other. Indeed, he lived at home with his mom, Bonnie, his dad and sister, and he was fond of sleeping over at friends’ houses.
On one such occasion, in June 2008, Cody had been out drinking with his peers before staying over at a pal’s house. The following day, his mom and dad were at work. But mom Bonnie became concerned when he didn’t come home and wouldn’t pick up his phone.