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Megan Nicole Kanka

  • Birth 7 Dec 1986 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1994 Hamilton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 6240887

Murder Victim. She was murdered by a neighbor, Jesse Timmendequas and it was later discovered that he had been released from prison after having served time for child molestation. "Megan's Law", the sex offender's law that now requires convicted sex offenders to register with the local authorities when they move into an area, was named for her. It was made into a Federal Law and is now enforced in all 50 states. Megan's killer was sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison without possibility of parole when New Jersey abolished the death penalty in 2007.

Bio by: Tim Crutchfield


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 6 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6240887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Megan Nicole Kanka (7 Dec 1986–29 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6240887, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .