Quiet, safe---they're words that describe a typical day in the western Kansas town of Great Bend.
But that's not the way people remember September 4th, 2002.
Kathye Phelps "Wichita maybe, Topeka maybe. Not Great Bend, Kansas"
Guy Sunderland: "It's something that's every parent's worst nightmare."
A nightmare that's yet to end for those close to these two women.
Mandi Alexander was a clerk and Mary Drake was a customer at what used to be the Dolly Madison bread store.
It was business as usual here, until late that Wednesday afternoon.
Corey Latham: "We are looking at a time frame somewhere between 5:15 and 6 p.m."
A delivery man arrived to find the store locked.
He had a key for the back door....and when he went in....discovered Mandi and Mary stabbed to death...lying in a pool of blood.
Great Bend had experienced a great shock.
What baffles a lot of people is that the killer seemed to take a huge risk....committing these murders in a store on one of the busiest corners in town at the height of the evening rush.