As Bethany Decker’s grandparents pull up outside her apartment, they notice that something is terribly amiss. Her car has a flat tire, it’s parked crooked – and their granddaughter is nowhere to be seen. In fact, Bethany would never be seen by anybody again.
Bethany was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on May 13, 1989. Following her graduation from high school, she traveled to Fairfax to attend George Mason University. And there, seemingly no stranger to a busy life, she managed to hold down a full-time job while also majoring in global and economic change.
Then, while at university, Bethany fell pregnant to Army National Guardsman Emile Decker. And it wasn’t long before she’d married Emile – six months before giving birth to their son. However, Emile was soon deployed to Afghanistan, leaving Bethany to juggle not only her job and studies but also caring for their son.