Content material warning: This story discusses sexual assault.
When Aaron Quinn referred to as 911 on the afternoon of March 23, 2015, to report that his girlfriend, Denise Huskins, had been kidnapped early that morning, the dispatcher requested why he hadn’t referred to as sooner.
He’d been tied up and drugged, he defined, however that was the primary indicator that his story was going to be met with resistance each step of the best way.
Inside hours, police in Vallejo, Calif., and the FBI had been telling Quinn not solely that they did not imagine him, however that he’d failed a lie detector check and it might be a lot better for everyone if he simply admitted what he did to Huskins.
“She’s gone and she’s gone,” an agent informed him in one of many interrogation recordings proven in American Nightmare. Quinn was destroying his household by denying it, the agent mentioned, including, “You are going to be that chilly, calculated, brutal serial-killing monster that strangled the life out of her, killed her, after which callously dumped her physique someplace the place we’ll by no means discover it.”
However then, barely 36 hours later, Huskins turned up alive.