Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Bustamante was a 15 year old teenage when she murdered her 9 year old neighbor named Elizabeth Olten. She slit her throat and stabbed her several times. The normally looking girl actually enjoyed cutting herself, later she tried the same on Elizabeth just for the thrill.

Alyssa Bustamante’s Overview

  • Birth Name: Alyssa Dailen Bustamante
  • Age: 28
  • Date of Birth: 28 January 1994
  • Place of Birth: Cole, Missouri
  • Nationality: American
  • Father: Ceaser Bustamante
  • Mother: Michelle Bustamante
  • Siblings: Two Younger Brothers

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Early Life, Education and Family

  • Born in 1994, Alyssa Bustamante’s grandparents raised her.
  • Both her parents were in their teens when she was born.
  • Several police complaints were registered in her mother’s name for theft and drug possession while her father was in prison at her birth.
  • In her childhood, Alyssa used to write poems and also attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints regularly.
  • In 2007, she tried to attempt suicide and was thus sent to the psychiatric hospital in St. Martins, where she was on anti-depressants. However, she tried cutting her waist several times.
  • Alyssa’s social media profiles listed her hobbies as cutting and killing people.
  • She was seen touching an electric fence in a video and forcing her brothers to do the same.

Murder of Elizabeth Olten

  • Elizabeth Olten was Alyssa Bustamante‘s 9-year-old neighbor and used to come to Bustamante’s house to play with her and her brothers.
  • In October 2009, Alyssa forced her sister to bring Elizabeth to a forest nearby.
  • Then she went to the spot and strangled her and slit her throat, stabbing her several times just for her thrill.

After killing her, she wrote:

I just f—ing killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat, and stabbed them now they’re dead. I don’t know how to feel atm. It was amazing. As soon as you get over the “oh my god, I can’t do this” feeling, it’s pretty enjoyable. I’m kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now lol.

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The arrest of Alyssa Bustamante

  • Elizabeth’s mother reported to the police when her daughter did not return home.
  • After the murder, Alyssa attended the church dance while police tried to find Olten.
  • On the next day, FBI Agents questioned Alyssa, and they also took possession of her diary.
  • Officials found a hole behind her house, to which she replied that she liked digging holes.
  • FBI found another hole which was covered with leaves.
  • When the officials dug the hole, they found Elizabeth’s body.
  • Alyssa Bustamante was charged with first-degree murder and was arrested.

Trial and Imprisonment

  • For the murder she had committed, the court considered her an adult.
  • She was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
  • After a few weeks, she was given life imprisonment with a possibility of conditional release and a sentence of 30 years.
  • Alyssa appealed against the sentence, but it was denied.

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Movie and Documentary based on her life

  • ‘Deadly Women’ was a documentary based on Alyssa Bustamante‘s life.
  • In 2012, a movie named ‘My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous’ was released.

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Alyssa Bustamante- FAQs

Where was Elizabeth Olten’s body found?

Elizabeth’s body was found behind the house in a hole covered with leaves.

How old is Alyssa Bustamante now?

Alyssa turned 28 in January 2022.

Was Alyssa Bustamante tried as an adult?

She was convicted as an adult because she killed Elizabeth brutally.

How long did Alyssa Bustamante go to jail?

Alyssa was given a sentence of 30 consecutive years.

How did Alyssa Bustamante get caught?

She was caught after Elizabeth’s mother reported about her missing daughter, and the police started an investigation.

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