On Aug. 15, 2002, in the quiet community of Oak Level, Virginia, someone shot and killed Michael and Mary Short in what investigators called an execution-style murder.
Their daughter, 9-year-old Jennifer Short, was snatched from her bed, setting off a massive search. Heartbreak came six weeks later as deputies found her remains 45 minutes away near a North Carolina creek.
Here is their story, in words, photos, video and podcasts. Click on the image above for the FOX8 Digital Exclusive.