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What happened to Michael Hughes from Girl in the Picture?

July 7, 2022

Netflix has become the home of true-crime documentaries in recent years with Make a Murderer, Tiger King, Night Stalker and Our father everything becoming essential viewing.

*WARNING: Disturbing Content Ahead*

The streaming service’s latest addition to the genre is Girl in the Picture which should haunt your nightmares as it details the tragic life of Suzanne Sevakis.

Another important figure in Girl in the Picture is Michael Hughes – but who was he and what happened to him after the events of the documentary?

  • READ MORE: WHO IS SUZANNE SEVAKIS OF THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE?

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What is Girl in the Picture about?

Released by Netflix on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Girl in the Picture tells the story of Suzanne Sevakis and details the crimes of Franklin Delano Floyd.

In 1974 Franklin married a woman named Sandi Chipman. Sandi had four children, all of whom he kidnapped a year later.

Floyd freed all but one of the children, keeping the fourth, Suzanne. He renamed her Sharon Marshall to raise her as his own according to Oxygen.

Years later, Sharon and her then-boyfriend fled to Alabama after she became pregnant. But Floyd was able to track her down and bring her back, forcing her to marry him. He also forced the kid to change her name to Tonya Hughes in the process.

However, in 1990 Suzanne’s story came to an end when she was found dead after an alleged hit-and-run at the age of 20.

Girl in the photo Suzanne SevakisDownload from official press site | netflix

Who was Michael Hughes in Girl in the Picture?

Michael Hughes was the son of Suzanne Sevakis.

He was only two years old when his mother died in 1990. He was sent to live with a foster family after her death.

With no immediate blood relatives to care for him and a DNA test proving Floyd was not the boy’s father, he spent the next four years in the care of adoptive parents Merle and Ernest Bean.

However, in 1994, Michael was taken from his school by Floyd. On September 12, he stormed Indian Meridian Elementary School in Choctaw, Oklahoma with a gun.

Not only did Floyd kidnap Michael, but he also abducted the school’s principal, James Davis, who was later found tied to a tree.

Girl in the photo Michael HughesDownload from official press site | netflix

What happened to Michael Hughes?

Police were unsure what happened to Michael Hughes for years until, after decades of speculation, Franklin Delano Floyd confessed to the murder.

According to Special Agent Scott Lobb, who spoke in an FBI press release, Floyd was pushed “overboard” by the fact that Michael behaved like a “typical six-year-old child.”

“Floyd felt the pressure and he just ran out of patience,” Lobb said. “He turned around and looked at me and said, ‘I shot him twice in the back of the neck to make it real quick. “”

By Newsweek, Floyd told the FBI that Michael’s remains were believed to be buried near the last freeway exit leaving Oklahoma. However, despite an extensive search, they were never found.

For his crimes, Franklin Delano Floyd is currently on death row at the age of 79. He was convicted of federal kidnapping, and during that investigation, FBI leaders were led to Cheryl Ann Commesso. Commesso, a former colleague of Sevasksis (Tonya), was found dead, aged 18.

Floyd was convicted of Commesso’s murder and sentenced to death.

Girl in the photo Michael HughesDownload from official press site | netflix

Girl in the Picture is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on July 6, 2022.

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