Prom is supposed to be a night of celebration, but we all know it can go downhill very quickly. For all the people on this list, it went really downhill. This list is full of people who died on prom night for a variety of reasons. As you might expect, alcohol is involved in a lot of them, but for some, it was just really, really bad luck.Consider yourself lucky that your prom just ended with somebody spilling marinara sauce all over your dress, or at the worst, fighting and breaking up with her boyfriend at the after-party. These prom deaths are chilling, and make you realize how precious life really is.
Murdered on the Way Home
In May of 1969, Debra Means and Michael Morris were on their way home from their prom around 2:30 am, but they never made it. Their car and their bodies were found two days later. The car had been run off the road, Morris was still dressed and had a severe wound in the back of his head, and Means had no clothes on and showed evidence of having been raped and strangled. Police arrested a suspect, but no charges were ever filed.
Rough Sex Gone Bad
Jackie Gomez was found dead in a hotel room the morning after her prom. Her boyfriend, Eddie Herrera, who was also her date, told the police that he choked Jackie during rough sex in the hotel room, but claims that she was alive when they went to sleep. Herrera was arrested for aggravated assault eight months after his girlfriend's death. Herrera's mother was also arrested for providing the couple with alcohol and drugs.
Vanished Without a Trace
June 7, 1974 was the night of Catherine Lynn Sjoberg's prom in Concord ,Wisconsin. She got into an argument with her boyfriend around 3 am and stepped outside. She was never seen again.Police excluded her boyfriend as a suspect after he passed three polygraph tests. They also considered the possibility that a serial killer connected to two other murders in the area might be responsible, but ruled that out as well. The case has never been solved.
Stabbed by the Guy She Rejected
Christopher Plaskon asked Maren Sanchez to go to the prom with him, but Sanchez turned him down. Plaskon then brought a knife to school on the day of the prom, found Sanchez in a stairwell, and stabbed her multiple times. She died as a result of her injuries.