David Pareya thumbs through hundreds of photos, but he pauses to reflect on one photo: It is simply a child’s shoe, surrounded by the blackened, charred remains of what had been the girl’s home. Read more
The Waco Tribune-Herald published a seven-part series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidian cult near Elk, the culmination of a nine-month investigation that included allegations of child abuse, among other startling revelations. The first part of the series published Feb. 27, 1993, with Part Two appearing in on Feb. 28, 1993. Hours after Part Two appeared in print, the ATF raided the compound. Following the events of the deadly raid, the Tribune-Herald published the remaining parts of the series in a single issue, March 1.