Ann Zimmerman

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  • 16 years ago | Longform

    The first thought Mike Perryman had as he climbed out of bed that Sunday morning nearly two years ago was that it was his son Colt's birthday. His quiet, brainy boy, his first-born son, his hunting buddy and best friend, was turning 15, and for th...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Looking back, Sherrie Wilson thinks she can pinpoint the moment she knew something was wrong. It was mid-August 1998, barely a month after she started her new assignment as a recruiter for the Dallas Fire Department. Landing the position was a cou...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    In a small, nondescript room in Charter Hospital in Plano, a disheveled, glassy-eyed woman rocks in a chair as she speaks in a little girl's voice to her therapist. At this moment, 33-year-old Martha Hurt believes she is a 12-year-old girl named M...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    On a moonlit July night three years ago, as Godwin Omokaro headed out to celebrate his 37th birthday, his life seemed full of possibilities. After all, he had come so far already. Of the 11 children in his family, only Omokaro had managed to escap...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Drenched in sweat from head to toe, 3-year-old Tate Sherrod writhes and moans as his pale blue eyes flash with terrified distress. Nurses in the Grapevine office of Dr. Constantine Kotsanis try to keep Tate still by wrapping his small body mummy-l...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Shortly after sunrise one day last August, the doorbell rang at the home of Marty and Mary Ann Markowitz in northwest Garland. It was 7:30 a.m., which, by sane folks' standards, is a bit too early for casual neighborly visits. But Spring Park, an ...