On January 22, 1992, at 12.22pm, the telephone rang at an property company in Birmingham. The caller, wicked assassin Michael Sams, informed the receptionist he had kidnapped worker Stephanie Slater and would kill her if he did not get £175,000. Stephanie, 25, was born in Sams, Keighley, after being lured to a property on Turnberry Road, Great Barr, kidnapped and taken to a warehouse. Sams handcuffed and blindfolded her earlier than locking her in a makeshift coffin. Slater later informed police that Sams threatened to electrocute her if she tried to maneuver.
She was locked up for eight days earlier than she got here out of her coffin to eat. Hoping to extend her possibilities of survival by making herself “human,” she would use the pauses to talk with Samus. In a later interview, Stephanie stated: “Don’t get me mistaken, I used to be terrified each time I spoke to him. I used to be like, ‘I hope I did not say the mistaken factor to make him indignant’.”
Stephanie did not know at the time that she was Sams’ second sufferer. Heating engineers in Keighley have beforehand kidnapped and murdered 18-year-old intercourse employee Julie Dart from Leeds. Miraculously, Sams lets Stephanie go after receiving the ransom. But the trauma Stephanie skilled stayed together with her for the relaxation of her life.
In her ebook Beyond Fear: My Will to Live, Stephanie says Sams raped her on her first night time in captivity. However, she initially didn’t inform authorities, fearing she may additional upset her mom, who has a coronary heart situation. Sadly, Stephanie handed away from most cancers in 2017 at the age of 50. Her kidnapper, Michael Sams, remains to be in jail.