August 7, 4:15

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"August 7, 4:15" is a song from the 1997 Jon Bon Jovi album Destination Anywhere. The song was inspired by the death of Katherine Korzilius, the daughter of Bon Jovi's tour manager at the time.

Background[edit]

On August 7, 1996, the Korzilius' 6-year old daughter, Katherine, was on her way home with her mother and brother. They dropped her off at their mailbox approximately 1/8 of a mile from their home so that she could get the mail and then come home. She usually took about 30 minutes to make it to the mailbox from their home, and then back again. An hour after dropping Katherine off, she had not returned home. They drove to the mailbox, but did not see her along the route. Her mother then drove a full circle through their suburban neighborhood and found her body in the street.

Police initially thought that she may have attempted to jump on the van as her mother and brother drove off. However, since she had a splint on one of her hands for a broken thumb and the metal on the van would've been extremely hot due to the summer heat, this scenario was ruled out. More importantly, dogs tracked Katherine's scent to a vacant lot where the scent stopped, only to be picked up again where her body had been found. With this fact, police theorized that as her attacker approached her, she ran into the vacant lot, was caught, and taken into the vehicle. Her body was then dumped onto the road. The coroner's report stated she had a fractured skull and multiple cuts and bruises. Her murderer is yet to be found.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This was a segment on Unsolved Mysteries, Tell Me It Was Just a Dream, May 22, 1998