Nov. 13, 2004: Two months and one day after her 16th birthday, Adrianne Reynolds moves from Longview, Texas, to East Moline, Ill. To separate herself from a strained relationship with her birth mother in Longview, Adrianne relocates to the Quad-Cities to live with her adoptive father and stepmother, Tony and Joann Reynolds.
She immediately enrolls in classes at Black Hawk Outreach Center, East Moline, to earn her general equivalency diploma, or GED.
Jan. 21, 2005: Tony and Joann Reynolds notify police that Adrianne is missing after she fails to show up for work at the Checker’s restaurant on Avenue of the Cities in East Moline. Her co-workers at Checkers say Adrianne was always early for her shift.
Two of Adrianne’s classmates, Sarah Kolb and Cory Gregory, tell police and the worried parents that they dropped Adrianne off at the nearby McDonald’s and said they didn’t know where she went from there.
Jan. 26, 2005: Around 2 a.m., police from various local agencies descend a hillside at Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island, to search a manhole for Adrianne’s remains. They find her head and arms in a plastic garbage bag inside the manhole. Police later say it was Cory Gregory who led them to the body parts.
Meanwhile, Mercer County authorities find the charred remains of Adrianne’s torso and legs in a brush pile in the woods at a farm in tiny Millersburg, Ill. The farm, police say, belongs to Sarah Kolb’s grandparents.
Later the same day, Sarah Kolb, 16, of Milan, Ill., appears in Rock Island County Circuit Court where she is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one charge of concealing a homicide. Her bond is set at $1 million and she is sent to a juvenile detention center in Galesburg, Ill.
Jan. 27, 2005: Cory Gregory, 17, of Moline, is arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one charge of concealing a homicide. His bond also is set at $1 million.
Jan. 31, 2005: Nathan Gaudet, 16, of Moline, is arrested and charged as a juvenile with concealing a homicide. Police say he helped Kolb and Gregory cut Reynolds’ body into pieces, but was not present for the murder.
The teen’s grandmother turned him in to police after finding a bloody saw hidden in her basement.
Feb. 23, 2005: Nathan Gaudet pleads guilty to concealing a homicide and is placed in a juvenile detention center where he is to remain until authorities there decide he is ready to be released.
March 30, 2005: Rock Island County Circuit Judge James Teros orders 11 material witnesses to appear in court to testify during Sarah Kolb’s murder trial. The material witnesses include Nathan Gaudet and Kolb’s mother, Kathryn Klauer.