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The Demon in Disguise: Murder, Kidnapping, and the Banty Rooster

The Demon in Disguise: Murder, Kidnapping, and the Banty Rooster

In the late evening of May 18, 2002, prominent local businessman Carter Elliot and his young protégé become the first double-homicide victims in the history of Conway, Arkansas. The Conway PD, Arkansas State Police, and FBI combine to launch a painstaking investigation into what seems a meticulously planned mob-style execution. There are no eyewitnesses, recorded disturbances, fingerprints, or DNA.

After several weeks of investigation, and numerous theories, law enforcement has made no progress. They have no motive. No suspects. Then, one month after the murders, the estranged wife of Carter Elliott goes missing. Is there a connection?

The Demon in Disguise chronicles Ashley Elliot’s years-long, roller-coaster journey with the criminal justice system in pursuit of answers and justice for her parents.. When will it end, and what will it ultimately produce?

Pages: 262
Pub Date: 09-24-2021
Softcover: 18.95 9781646634309
Hardcover: 26.95 9781646634323


Ashley Elliott was born and raised in the town of Conway, Arkansas, and was on track to live what was by all indications a traditional life. Then she became a crime victim when her father was murdered and, a month later, her mother raped and kidnapped, entangling her life for more than a decade with the criminal justice system. She has appeared on Primetime and the Oxygen Channel, recounting the events that transformed her life. She is a survivor. This is Ashley's first foray into the writing world. She is an avid hiker, athlete, and bodybuilder, living in Utah with her husband and children.

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