Adapted from journals Woodridge wrote as part of her healing process and several years of therapy with Roegner, Eight Days of Darkness recounts in graphic detail the summer day that Woodridge was abducted from her parents’ home and the eight days that her abductor held her captive in a metal box, beat and raped her.
A native of Indiana, Angela Roegner received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Purdue University in 1997, and a master’s in social work from Indiana University in 1999. Roegner works as a licensed clinical social worker at Family Psychiatric Center and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Roegner has served as a CASA and Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer and currently lives in Kokomo, Indiana with her husband and their three children.
Anita Wooldridge serves as a victim’s advocate on the Howard County Community Corrections Advisory Board in Kokomo, Indiana. She is an active member in her local church where she leads the youth group and runs the church food pantry.
Wooldridge’s story has been featured on “FBI Files.” First airing in 1999, “FBI Files: Evil Intent” is still available for viewing today. She travels to conferences across the country to tell her story and to educate law enforcement agencies on the elements of her own successful rescue case. Wooldridge currently lives in Kokomo, Indiana, where she is a full-time nursing student at Ivy Tech.