Saturday, May 30, 2009

Losing One's Head in Maine

What you are about to read is details of a disgusting true crime story. Please don't read this if it will upset you. I'm talking to you, Alice.

A friend in Portland (who knows the perpetrator, but not the victim) began delivering the details of this story to me as they came out in the press this week. It is such a disturbing tale, I assumed he was pulling the story from the catalogue of Newbury Comics, the story he manages. I knew it was time to google down the facts.
  • Investigators find body in burning apartment on Monday night (5/25)
  • Fire was set to cover up murder
  • Chad Gurney, 27, known around the Portland scene as a nice, thoughtful guy, arrested, entered no plea
  • Former lacrosse champion, Gurney lived off a settlement from 2005 team bus accident, played for Liberty College, religious school founded by Jerry Falwell
  • Reports of mental instability, but no history of violence
  • Victim: 18-year-old Zoe Sarnacki
  • Gurney allegedly cut off her head with a samurai sword
  • Unsubstantiated claims say Gurney allegedly had sex with her headless body, sodomized her with a crucifix and torched her
Please let me know if you find reputable sources reporting that the last bullet point is true. I need to know. And I need to see the episode of Law & Order they base on this story.


  1. youre a fucking idiot.

  2. Why would you need to know that? You really need to know is when to shut the fuck up. Maybe it's because I knew her, but I can't really find any entertainment value in what happened.