Lone Survivor of North Idaho Family Killing Seeks Way Forward
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The only survivor of an attack on a northern Idaho family 10 years ago is living in southern Idaho and expecting a child in March.
Eighteen-year-old Shasta Groene tells KHQ-TV that she considers herself a survivor who won't let tragedy define her life. She says she's still working on finding a path forward. In May 2005, Joseph Duncan broke into the Groene family's Coeur d'Alene home, fatally bludgeoning 13-year-old Slade Groene, his mother Brenda Groene and her boyfriend Mark McKenzie.
Duncan abducted Shasta, then 8, and Shasta's brother, 9-year-old Dylan. Duncan killed Dylan in front of Shasta at a camp in Montana. Shasta was rescued when Duncan took her to a Denny's restaurant in Coeur d'Alene, where a waitress recognized Shasta and called police.