IMPERIAL – Evil came to Brawley, in 1965, driving a two – toned 1957 sedan. The serial killer, Robert Eugene Pennington, had blood on his hands as he seduced 10-year-old Brenda Sue Sayers into his car on the pretense of seeing a puppy.
The gruesome ordeal unravels as author Glenn Crowson meticulously documents the search for missing Brenda, then the eventual hunt for her murderer.
Brawley native Crowson will be the guest lecturer Friday night at the Imperial Valley Historical Societyâ€™s Friday Night Lecture Series which is held at the Imperial Valley Pioneer Museum. He will join with Betty Miller of the Desert Review to answer questions concerning the Valleyâ€™s biggest crime to date.
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum located on 373 East Aten Road in Imperial across from the Imperial Valley College.
The IV Historical Society members and guests are encouraged to attend.Â Dinner is served and tickets are $8.00. The Society requests RSVPâ€™s to be called in at (760) 352-1165.
Crowson will have books for sale and will autograph them after the lecture. There will also be a question and answer period.