This 1992 made-for-television movie was based on the 1985 murder of Michele "Missy" Avila by her two best friends, Karen Severson and Laura Doyle.
Apparently the two girls were jealous of Avila's beauty and popularitity. Severson and Doyle were convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
In the movie the names are changed. Missy Avila is Jenny Monroe, played by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. Karen Severson is Ellen Holloway, played by Margaret Welsh. Laura Doyle is Carla Lewis, played by Angie Rae McKinney. Patty Duke plays Jenny's mother,Jean,who searches fervently for her daughter's killer.
|Patty Duke as Jean Monroe|
|Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Jenny Monroe (Missy Avila)|
|Margaret Welsh as Ellen Holloway (Karen Severson)|
|Angie Ray McKinney as Carla Lewis (Laura Doyle)|