On Dec. 16, 2004, expectant mother Bobbie Jo Stinnett, 23, scheduled a meeting with a prospective owner of one her show-quality Rat Terrier puppies. That possible business transaction ended in the death of eight-month-pregnant Mrs. Stinnett and the kidnapping of her unborn daughter. “Nodaway County 911, what is your emergency?” a Nodaway County dispatcher said on the afternoon of Dec. 16, 2004. Screams from the mother of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, Becky Harper, echoed through the small Skidmore home after finding her daughter’s body in the back bedroom. The room was used to hold puppy kennels for the show Rat Terriers raised by Mrs. Stinnett, but became filled with the uncontrollable sobs of Ms. Harper. “She is laying on the floor with blood everywhere,” Ms. Harper said as the dispatcher asked her what happened. “She was pregnant. ... It’s like her guts have exploded or something.”