She Was Found Stranded In The Middle Of The Ocean Aged 11 - Now She's Finally Revealed The Truth

She Was Found Stranded In The Middle Of The Ocean Aged 11 - Now She's Finally Revealed The Truth

In 1961, Terry Jo was only 11 years old when she was found floating in the ocean on a makeshift canoe after being on a boat that had capsized. About 50 years later, the girl reveals the truth about this ordeal that left her entire family dead.

Well this is a story that we don’t normally see in the movies, but did happen to Terry Jo, an American woman who has revealed the truth about what happened in 1961.

A deathly boat ride

In November 1961, Terry Jo Duperrault was 11 years old when she went on a boat ride to the Bahama islands opposite the Florida coast with her family.

With her father Arthur (41 years old), her mother Jean (38 years old), her big brother Brian (14 years old) and her little sister Renée (7 years old), Terry Jo couldn’t possibly have imagined the nightmare that was awaiting her. Also on board the sailboat named “The Bluebell” was the boat’s captain Julian Harvey and his wife Mary Dene, both of whom were responsible for what happened.

The lack of money is the root of all evil

One evening, when everyone was sleeping, Julian Harvey killed his wife and the young girl’s family, before fleeing on a lifeboat, leaving Terry Jo alone on board. Narrowly escaping when The Bluebell capsized, the girl grabbed a lifeboat and drifted on the ocean for four days without food or water.

Luckily spotted by a Greek trader, her nightmare came to an end and she was brought to shore, feverous, dehydrated with really bad sunburn from being in the sun for so long.

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Upon learning that the little girl had survived the accident, Julian Harvey ended up committing suicide some time after in a hotel room, fearing that Terry Jo would tell people the truth about what had happened. But she didn’t, and it took her years to finally publish her story, which she did in 2010.

In the book that she published her story in, Terry Jo revealed that it was greed that had led Julian Harvey to commit this atrocity. He had decided to kill his wife (who he had married four months previously), for her life insurance pay-out.

Take a look at the video above for more details on this shocking true story... 

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