A website called “Creepypasta” and a character named “Slenderman” are emerging as chilling details in the “very disturbing” case of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls who allegedly stabbed one of their 12-year-old classmates over the weekend.
The two girls, who have been identified as Morgan E. Geyser and Anissa E. Weier, are currently being held on $500,000 bail at Washington County secured facility.
They have both been charged with attempting first-degree intentional homicide.
Geyser and Weier had reportedly been plotting the killing of their classmate for months.
In February, they allegedly decided that they would invite their classmate to Geyser’s sleepover birthday party on May 30. After the sleepover on Friday night, the girls are said to have brought the classmate out to a wooded area, where one of them allegedly held the classmate down while the other allegedly stabbed her 19 times.
Despite sustaining serious injuries to her arms, legs and torso, the victim managed to crawl out of the woods to a road, where a bicyclist discovered her.
She was rushed to the hospital and, after undergoing surgery, is reported to be in stable condition.
The suspects were located walking along I-94 in Waukesha at 2:24 p.m. by a Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy. Police Chief Russell Jack said that “obvious evidence” was available when the girls were identified. The knife they had allegedly used was also recovered.
Both girls had been reading a website called “Creepypasta Wiki.” When confronted by the police, Weier reportedly quickly confessed to police that she had introduced Geyser to the website, which contains short horror stories, back in December.
The leader on Creepypasta is a character named Slenderman. If someone wants to show that he/she is dedicated to Slenderman, Weier apparently explained, he/she must first kill someone else.
Weier noted that many people don’t believe that Slenderman is a real person, and that she wanted to prove those people wrong.
Weier reportedly said that Geyser had suggested they become Slenderman’s proxies, and that to prove themselves worthy of Slenderman, they would have to kill their friend.
As explained in the criminal report, the girls believed that Slenderman, or “Slender”, as Weier apparently called him, lived in a mansion in Wisconsin’s Nicolet National Forest. Their plan was allegedly to kill their friend, then walk to Slenderman’s mansion and become his proxies.
Jack noted that the investigation is “extremely disturbing as a parent and as chief of police, especially with the age of the suspects and being female.”
Geyser’s family attorney has noted that her family is “very horrified at what has happened.”
Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper said that the allegations against the girls are “incredibly serious and truly very adult in their potential consequences.”
The two girls are to appear in adult court separately on Monday.