claim that Penny took Sarah 1.3 miles up West Mineral Point
Jake's Bar, one of the places where they stopped on the
night of March
14, 1994, lured Sarah into the woods to pee, and shot her in
of the head.
Penny says she dropped Sarah off at the 3054 Club on East Washington Avenue, where Sarah followed a short cut they had taken countless times, to her best friend Glenda Johnson's apartment. Penny last saw Sarah talking to a "petite" man in a leather jacket 24 miles from where Sarah's body was found. That man, a felon with a history of violence toward women, lived less than 2 blocks away. His most recent ex-girlfriend lived along West Mineral Point Road, about a mile beyond Jake's Bar.
The state contended that Penny's claim was untrue because no one would let a friend off to walk such a long distance. The area has changed dramatically over the years. The 3054 Club and Gerhardt's Sporting Goods are gone; even the Taco Bell was torn down and a new one built on the same corner. It is difficult even for someone familiar with the area to picture it in 1994.
East Washington Avenue at North Oak Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 2012
In fact, it was a short half-block across parking lots, starting from the 3054 Club and through an alley next to Gerhardt's Sporting Goods.
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is a closer view
of the alley shortcut. A fence was installed in 1997
discourage pedestrian use. The blue building in the
the 3054 Club.
was the view to
the left (south) when exiting the alley short cut -- the
rear of the
Taco Bell restaurant and its back parking lot.
This is the view to the right (north) when exiting the alley
cut. Members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang had their
parked under the Gerhardt's sign. The back door of Glenda's
apartment is just a few yards away, behind the white shed.