December 5, 1996 in Nation/World

Cult, Girl Accused Of Killing Parents

Compiled From Wire Services

A 15-year-old girl plotted with four friends who were members of a vampire cult to kill her parents before stealing their sport utility vehicle for a trip to New Orleans, according to an affidavit unsealed Wednesday.

It said Heather Wendorf asked her 17-year-old sister, Jennifer, if she had ever considered murdering their parents. Jennifer Wendorf told investigators about the conversation soon after their parents, Richard and Naomi Wendorf, were found beaten to death at the family home in Eustis in central Florida Nov. 25.

Heather Wendorf is charged along with the four other teenagers in the murders, and was awaiting extradition to Florida with three of them in Baton Rouge, La., where the group was arrested Thanksgiving night.

Investigators believe the teens became attracted to vampires because of a best-selling, role-playing game.

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