214. LUC Boys Ranch
The (Lives under Construction aka LUC) ranch claims to be able to handle boys suffering from various mental issues. In the case of two boys the employees proved not to be proper educated because the wrong approach used on the boys created such an anger in the boys that they most likely went out and killed a marriaged couple down the road.
It is safe to state that the approach used by the ranch on the boys was far from professional and it cannot be a fun place to be as a teenager.
- When runaways kill – who is to blame (Secret Prisons for Teens blog)
- Teen Suspects Plead Not Guilty To Elderly Couple’s Murders: (Crime scene investigation blog)
According to a lawsuit the ranch are alleged to have covered sexual abuse up. It correct it would explain why the teenage runways were so desperate to escape from the ranch that they committed murders in order to do it. They must had been scared to death.
Suit: Missouri ranch for troubled boys covered up sex abuse (Southeastern Missourian)
A new lawsuit was filed in 2020.
Missouri boys ranch faces new sexual assault suit (KTLO News)