THESE chilling crime scene photos from the Slender Man stabbing show the 12-year-old victim’s blood-soaked clothes and the steak knife which was used in the horror attack.
Payton Leutner was invited to a sleepover by Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, who lured her into the woods in Wisconsin, US, where they repeatedly knifed her.
She survived the attack and managed to crawl out of the woods where she was found by a cyclist with stab wounds to her chest, abdomen and arms.
The schoolgirls told cops they were trying to please a fictional demon called “Slender Man” and are now serving a combined 65 years in a psychiatric hospital for the 2014 stabbing.
Waukesha Police Department have now released grisly evidence pictures from the scene of the stabbing – which missed the victim’s heart by just a fraction of an inch.
Payton’s once white shirt printed with a heart and the words “Love, Hope, Smile, Beautiful, Dream”, is seen covered in holes from some of the 19 stab wounds and dried blood.
Payton Leutner miraculously survived the attack by crawling out of the woods and getting help from a passing cyclist[/caption]
The yellow jeans she was wearing at the time can also be seen soaked with blood stains.
Another photo shows the backpack the attackers brought into the woods, including the knife from Geyser’s home — alongside Kudos cereal bars and notebooks.
Blood-splattered trees are also pictured at the scene of the attack as well as one of the victim’s sandals, left discarded in the grass.
Geyser, who authorities said stabbed Payton, and Weier, who egged her on, were photographed at the police station with blood on their clothes.
Their victim is now a high school freshman and has been left with 25 scars across her body.
Her mother told ABC 12 in Wisconsin, her daughter’s wounds are “still red and angry more than three years later.
“Payton has a lifetime of healing ahead of her.”
The Slender Man, also known as Slenderman, was created as an internet meme through the Something Awful forums in 2009.
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Geyser and Weier told police they wanted to prove their loyalty to Slender Man and become his followers.
The two girls believed he was real and said they stabbed their classmate to protect their families from harm.
They said they believed the only way to become a follower of the character was to murder someone – after this, they claimed they thought they would be his servants and live in his mansion.
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