“Unbelievable” Real Life Victim: Marie Adler Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Marie Adler Biography

Marie Adler Biography

Marie Adler is an American Rape Victim, and Long-haul Trucker from Lynnwood, Washington. At the age of 18, she was raped by serial rapist “Marc O’Leary” in her one-room apartment in 2008.

Marie Adler “Unbelievable”

Based on the real-life story of Marie, Netflix released “Unbelievable” web series on 13 September 2019. This show is inspired by Adler’s rape case and “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” Pulitzer-winning article.

Actress Kaitlyn Dever is playing the lead role of Marie in this crime series. Apart from that, the other star cast of Unbelievable (2019) are Toni Collette (Grace Rasmussen), Merritt Wever (Karen Duvall), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Sarah), and Blake Ellis (Christopher McCarthy aka Marc O’Leary).

Marie Adler Age

She is 29 years old.

Marie Adler Early Life, Parents

In her childhood, her biological father met her only once. She does not know much about her real mother. In addition, her biological mom asked her boyfriends to take care of Marie.

As a result, Adler physically and sexually abused by them. After this, she went into depression and mental stress. Therefore, she used to take Zoloft (Sertraline) drug, antidepressant medicine.

When she was young, many children caregivers helped her. She moved often from place to place to live. She lived in group houses and changed 10 to 12 foster homes. In her family,

Marie Adler Career

Marie is now a long-haul truck driver who has a commercial driver’s license.

Marie Adler Married, Husband, Children

She is married and has two children. She, however, doesn’t want more details including where she lives released to the public.

Marie Adler Siblings

she has 3 siblings i.e. 1 sister and 2 brothers. They also lived along with her in the foster house. In that place, one family adopted her.

Marie Adler Education

After this, she started living a normal life. She went to her high school. But, one day she got bad news from an authorized person that her dad and mom had lost their foster care license. Therefore, she cannot live along with them.

Marie Adler Real Name

Marie’s real name is not in the public domain, the court documents identified her with the initials D.M.

What Happened to Marie Adler – Marie Adler Real Life Story

In 2008 at the age of 18, Marie was raped and reported to the assault to Lynnwood police on August 11, 2008, where she said that she awoke to find a stranger in her apartment. She alleged that the man threatened her with a butcher knife, gagged her with her underwear, bound her hands with a shoelace from her tennis shoe and raped her.

At the time of the incident, Marie was living in a small House-sponsored apartment after having spent her youth moving among as many as 20 foster homes. She had spoken to a friend on the phone for several hours early Aug. 11, 2008, finally going to bed around 5:30 a.m. She said she left the sliding-glass patio door ajar.

The detectives Jerry Rittgarn and Sgt. Jeff Mason didn’t believe her. Their suspicions were based on comments from three people who said that they doubted her story. One was her former foster mother, with whom Marie had been arguing, and the other a friend who had spoken to Marie on the phone that night, before the alleged attack. The third doubter was an anonymous caller.

Three days after the assault she was picked up in a police car and was taken to the station where Rittgarn told her there were inconsistencies in her story. She claims the officers interrogated her and “put words in her mouth.”

She returned to the police station with Cocoon House representatives and asked to withdraw the denial and insisted that she had been attacked.

She was later charged with false reporting and fined $500 when she later tried to insist the rape did happen.

Two and a half years later the rapist identified as Marc O’Leary was arrested in Colorado. The Colorado detectives found Marie’s photographs and her ID card among O’Leary’s possession. This forced the Lynnwood police reopened their investigation.

According to prosecutors in King and Snohomish counties, O’Leary had been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from November 2006 through September 2009, when he moved to Colorado. He admitted to assaulting and raping Marie and three other women. He was sentenced to 327 years in prison.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • She moved to Bellevue, Washington. A real estate agent, Shannon McQuery adopted her.
  • She rejoined her high school and started her education. At that place, she made many friends.
  • Through a mutual friend, Marie met her boyfriend Jordan Schweitzer, a high school student. He worked in the McDonald, Fast food restaurant. Adler fell in love and started dating Jordan.
  • Peggy started “Project Ladder” program to help foster adult kids to become independent.
  • Hence, Marie earned enough money and moved to a 1 bedroom apartment in Lynnwood, Washington. This whole process is monitored by Project Ladder pilot program.
  •  In 2008, Marc O’Leary went into her house and threatened her with a butcher’s knife. He tied her hands with shoelaces and gagged her mouth with underwear. Later, Marc O’Leary raped Marie Adler and captured some photos from his Sony Cybershot camera.