The Pennsylvania town of Erie was rocked by the Debbie Gama murder investigation. In 1975, a 16-year-old girl’s floating body was found in Crawford County’s Cussewago Creek. After many years have passed, ID’s Dead Days of Summer is prepared to investigate the old case involving the little girl and Raymond Payne, who served as the peculiar suspect in the case.
Nearly a year after the adolescent’s passing, officials focused in on Raymond Payne and apprehended him. Although he admitted to the crime, he said that it was an accident. He was given a life term in jail after being charged with first-degree murder. There are still a lot of details surrounding the case that are perplexing detectives around.
In a small town where everybody knows each other, suddenly anyone close to the 16-year old victim, Debbie Gama, becomes a suspect in her murder. The Lake Erie Murders continues, tonight 11pm pic.twitter.com/KRBPJRybZo
— ID UK (@DiscoveryIDUK) February 20, 2019
Five facts about Debbie Gama’s death
1) Raymond Payne was one of Debbie Gama’s favorite teachers in school
Raymond Payne, a well-known and respected English teacher, was one of Debbie’s favourite professors. Before she passed away, Debbie had been beaten and pill-impaired, according to the authorities. It’s possible that Payne’s proximity to the 16-year-old was a major factor in his ability to make her drunk before attacking and killing her.