Victim: Danni Reese Romig, 12
Age at time of murder: 17
Crime location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Crime date: February 26, 2003
Crimes: Rape & murder of a child
Murder method: Beating and drowning
Sentence: Life without parole (LWOP)
Incarceration status: Incarcerated at the State
Correctional Institution – Mahanoy
Summary of the crime
Bahr lured Danni under a train trestle, raped and beat her, and then threw her in a river. Police later found a list he had created, consisting of “23 things to do to a girl in the woods.” Those 23 things included raping a girl and throwing her in a river.
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On February 26, 2003, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, 12-year-old Danni Romig was raped and murdered by 17-year-old Brian Bahr. Bahr lured Danni under a train trestle. He then beat and raped the girl and threw her into the river. It is believed that she was unconscious when thrown in, but not dead, as water was found in her lungs. Police later found a list Bahr had created, consisting of “23 things to do to a girl in the woods.” Those things included stripping and raping a girl, dressing her back up, and throwing her in a river.