But as the story broke, some thought Casara was herself a victim of a robbery. The girl was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong company,” or so thought Dolton Police Chief John Franklin in one early report.
It was even noted that Casara’s purse, cell phone, and money were missing, lending more credence to her having been the victim of a Christmas Day robbery.
In the end police discovered that Eva wasn’t just accidentally swept up in a crime. In fact, she was a participant in the robbery and helped plan the whole thing.