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15-year-old killer Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Dailene Bustamante:

Alyssa Bustamante’s sites (mostly either “private” or completely removed as of 11/5):

  • Facebook
  • Myspace
  • SingSnap
  • YouTube

YouTube – |removed|’s Channel
Nov 13, 2007 Hobbies: killing people, cutting. Movies: OMG,Alyssa,I miissed u ever so much,u and I need 2 catch up with eachother from time-to-time|removed| –
Cached – Similar

  • Twitter
  • “drinking generic dew and chillin at mah house:)” (Jul 27)
  • “ahh! we just got kittens! they’re adorable
  • “holy shit, i almost died last night xD” (Aug 4)
  • “addiction takes over your whole life. it’s not something easily overcome, therefor i embrace me addiction.” (Aug 27)
  • “encompass’d with a thousand dangers; weary, faint, tremblinng with a thousand terrors; i in a fleshly tomb, am buried above grounnd. – William Cowper” (Sept 9)
  • “the world goes by my cage and never sees me.” (Sep 13)
  • “bad decisions make great stories..” (Sep 17)
  • “this is all i want in life; a reason for all this pain.” (Sep 28)
  • “drivin in a car bitches.” (Sep 30)

The morning of  Elizabeth Olten’s murder:

  • “sittin in classss. bored as fuck. i miss my cell phone :,[“

Cached Myspace page of Alyssa Bustamante’s friend shows status as “Hiding Something”…

Now friend admits that she knew Alyssa was talking about killing someone!  If that’s what she was hiding, this girl should be charged!

Since it is my intention to cover as much as possible here, I have changed the headline to include more than Twitter posts, and will continue to update as factual information presents itself.

Please post (via comment) if there any places we see Alyssa Bustamante’s friends of classmates commenting on the case.

Getting concerned about having the full name in here actually, so has been edited.


“COLE COUNTY, MO. — Juvenile court authorities decided to charge a 15-year-old murder suspect as an adult at a certification hearing Wednesday morning.

Alyssa Bustamante, of St. Martins, Mo., is charged with first degree murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.”


Judge Assigned: JOYCE, PATRICIA S
Date Filed: 11/18/2009
Location: Cole Circuit

Year of Birth: 1994

Charge/Judgment: Murder 1st Degree { Felony A RSMo: 565.020 }
Charge/Judgment: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }

  • Reports are saying that the second charge is due to Alyssa using a knife to stab and cut the throat of Elizabeth, although there is no indication at this time whether it was pre or post-mordem.

My personal feelings about this case. (See Alyssa Bustamante #2)

You Tube Video of Alyssa on the school bus.


November 3, 2009 - Posted by | The News


  1. After doing a little more research:

    “the world goes by my cage and never sees me.” – The Woman at the Washington Zoo by Randall Jarrell

    “bad decisions make great stories..” – From a T-Shirt (

    “encompass’d with a thousand dangers; weary, faint, tremblinng with a thousand terrors; i in a fleshly tomb, am buried above grounnd. – William Cowper” – Correctly attributed

    Comment by tommackenzie | November 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. i don’t understand why people wouldn’t take the time to try to help her? it was obvious that she was crying out for help…”hobbies: killing people, cutting.” it may be alyssa’s fault for killing that little girl, but it’s everyone else’s fault that it wasn’t prevented.
    she needed help, but not one person out of the millions that go to youtube every day, and all the people that have probably gone to her page just surfing around, haven’t helped her. i live maybe an hour and a half away from where she lives, and i have friends that know her, and yet none of them decided to help. and i find that completely cruel. my friends helped me when i was going through a situation that i found overwhelming and i resorted to self-mutilation, and yet they couldn’t find 2 seconds to help this little girl.
    it’s disgusting the way the court system’s working. i mean, yes what she did was heinous, it was disgusting in it’s own right. but take a moment to think about what was going on in alyssa’s mind…she’s obviously not sane. and for the court system to try her as an adult is completely wrong. she should be shipped off to a mental institution to live there for the rest of her life. not to be tried as an adult and be assaulted every other day in prison.

    Comment by kurtispurgatory | November 18, 2009 | Reply

    • I agree about the mental facility, but this is not yet out of the question. She could still, as an adult, plead not guilt by reason of mental defect and be ordered to serve her time in a mental hospital. We will have to wait and see what happens. I do agree that she will never make it in prison. Either she will kill herself or someone else will do it for her.

      Comment by tommackenzie | November 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. and by the way. the only site that was deleted of hers was her youtube channel. everywhere else is still up, i’ve checked.

    Comment by kurtispurgatory | November 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. seeing as shes from Missouri, a more or so, “rural place”
    the drug of choice in those kinds of places is crystal methamphetamine, this doesn’t necessarily mean she was a tweaker, but she could have been, crystal meth has led to severe addictions and its withdrawals have been described as the devils voice in your head. if you look more into the community, you’ll see that shes part of what people would refer to as skater, emo, scene, goth, metal, what ever it may be she is, but CUTTING is one of the most common attention thriving activities young adults and teens have been doing and almost promoting this. when you cut yourself, your brain releases endorphins. there’s another method teens like to use besides this one and it is called drugs. my main point is that today’s society’s teens get sucked up into their music and their scene so deep they start to go a little wacky and this girl just happened to listen to a little to much from first to last.

    quote – she should be shipped off to a mental institution to live there for the rest of her life. not to be tried as an adult and be assaulted every other day in prison.

    – this is true to a point, the point being that everyone is crazy and anyone can go and kill someone

    its just like the words want and need, similar but different.

    Comment by xgrowmaniax | November 19, 2009 | Reply

    • “anyone can go and kill someone”

      Given the circumstances, I’m sure. But this girl dug graves then strangled, stabbed, and cut the throat of a 9 yo little girl. She’s clearly a sociopath and needs to be removed from society.

      Comment by tommackenzie | November 19, 2009 | Reply

      • I’ve heard that her boyfriend, who may have drugged her or something, may have been involved, as well, and that she’s probably just covering for him.
        Elizabeth Olten was 5 ft tall. That’s kinda tall for a 9 year old. It would make sense if Alyssa had help/was the helper.
        Alyssa was depressed. She was on anti-depressants and a lot of the time, the dose isn’t right. I’m not saying hers wasn’t right, I’m just saying that it’s possible that it wasn’t and that she may have been feeling embarrassed or insecure or any number of feelings that would influence her to not tell her doctor the pills weren’t working right.

        Comment by tabbisue | January 2, 2011

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