In 1977, Cameron Hooker seized 20-year-old Colleen Stan and held her prisoner in his Northern California home for seven years. He predominantly kept Stan in a wooden box underneath the bed he shared with his wife, Janice Hooker. Initially, Cameron only released Stan from her confinement to beat her and force her to engage in intimate relations. After extended psychological coercion, Stan became a live-in babysitter and sex slave for the couple. Stan was able to survive her horrific ordeal and escape in 1984 with the help of his wife. She returned to her family but was too terrified to report the years of abuse and assault to the police.
She became known as "the girl in the box," and her story shocked people around the world. The true details of what happened to Stan - and the crimes of her captors - appear almost like an urban legend.
She Was Kidnapped By A Couple When She Was Hitchhiking
She Was Forced To Wear A 20-Pound Hinged Box On Her Head
She Was Forced To Sleep In A Coffin-Like Box
She Was Confined To The Box For 23 Hours A Day
She Was Repeatedly Assaulted
She Was Forced To Sign A "Contract" Giving Up Her Free Will