This is a true story. Consumed with self-loathing, nineteen year old Caroline covets, stalks, abducts then murders fifteen year old Rachel Barber whom she considers "perfect"; everything she is not: beautiful, self-assured, happy. Rachel's disappearance triggers an electric reaction from her parents and her boyfriend.
Despite police indifference, they mount a very public campaign to find her. Ultimately they succeed. They "bring her home" to be buried.