In 2011, the small town of Traverse City, MI, was rocked by the murder of Carly Lewis at the hands of Robert Schwander. The 17-year-old Schwander had been living with Carly and her mother for a few months earlier in the year but after he was kicked out of the Lewis household, their friendship changed. On June 2, Carly went to visit Schwander and was allegedly murdere by the 17-year-old.
Authorities found Carly’s body nearly two weeks later. Like the murder of Kelly Anne Bates, it appeared as if Carly had been tortured; there were at least 10 knife wounds in her chest, and she was naked in a sand pit. The police were able to quickly zero in on Schwander as the culprit, but they were never able to get an honest answer about why he killed someone he claimed to be his friend.
Here's what we know.
Robert Schwander Stabbed Carly Lewis To Death With A Pair Of Scissors
Schwander Blames His Victim For Her MurderVideo: YouTube
Schwander Sought Out His Friends To Cover The Crime
Schwander Lived With His Victim's Parents
The Police May Have Caused Carly's Stab Wounds
Schwander Had Allegedly Been Planning To Kill Carly For A While