Central Park in New York City is known for its iconic beauty and seeming peaceful environments for residents and tourists alike. However, it still has a dark side via the crazy 1997 Central Park Butchers case. This true-crime story was one of those sordid tales of a wealthy family and a troubled, adopted daughter, Daphne Abdela, who wasn't loved by her new parents. As a result, she hooked up with an equally troubled boyfriend, leading both to become killers from alcohol abuse, hidden rage, and love of attention.
Daphne Abdela could've had anything, but her distant, adopted parents made her unable to find what she really wanted. Abdela's initial route was potentially very different had her birth parents not died. Their death occurred not long after their daughter was born, leading the wealthy Abdela family to adopt her. Angelo, her adoptive father, was the executive of a food company. Catherine, her adoptive mother, was a wealthy French model.
Some might say this is the outcome anyone would want. Being able to live with a rich family in an opulent apartment near Central Park is the American Dream come to life. Others might say it's an ember ready to spark a fire. Living such a life, it's easy to burn out of control if the parents aren't willing to provide what their child wants psychologically.