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Old 09-30-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
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Does anyone remember when Unsolved Mysteries aired the episode about the abduction and murder of Rachael Runyan? I seem to remember on that episode that a few years later that someone found some things written on a wall indicating that they knew who murdered her.
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Does anyone remember when Unsolved Mysteries aired the episode about the abduction and murder of Rachael Runyan? I seem to remember on that episode that a few years later that someone found some things written on a wall indicating that they knew who murdered her.
That's one of the many UM segments that I have never forgotten. I remember the part about the graffiti made by someone claiming to be Rachel's killer.

It's been 25 years since Rachel's murder. Since she was three years old at the time of her murder, that means she would be 28 now.

By the way, it was recently announced that Rachel's murder was being reopened. Check out the article at the link below for more details.

http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/PrRe...gust262007.htm
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"It's been 25 years since Rachel's murder. Since she was three years old at the time of her murder, that means she would be 28 now."

^ You do that too Kane? - Sometimes yeah it sorta hits me and I realize that Runyan, Gary Grant Jr., Nyleen Kay Marshall, The Baskins all these kids would all be adults now. Some are dead and some may be living. Its just so sad - For example this June marks the 20th anniversary of the kidnapping of Kerry Lynn Nixon and this past August was when Ives/Henry were run over by the train. Its just mind boggling sometimes for me how much time has passed now.
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"It's been 25 years since Rachel's murder. Since she was three years old at the time of her murder, that means she would be 28 now."

^ You do that too Kane? - Sometimes yeah it sorta hits me and I realize that Runyan, Gary Grant Jr., Nyleen Kay Marshall, The Baskins all these kids would all be adults now. Some are dead and some may be living. Its just so sad - For example this June marks the 20th anniversary of the kidnapping of Kerry Lynn Nixon and this past August was when Ives/Henry were run over by the train. Its just mind boggling sometimes for me how much time has passed now.
It may not necessarily be something you dwell on every day, but the thought of how one's life may have turned out if he or she had lived inevitably crosses your mind. It's hard not to think of what might have been if the lives of young murder victims such as Rachel Runyan hadn't been cut so painfully short. I have no doubt that Rachel's parents have wondered what kind of life Rachel would be having if she were alive today.

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Have any books been written about the kidnapping and murder of Rachael Runyan? I am asking as I like to read true crime novels, and I have found that some of the cases aired on Unsolved Mysteries did end up in print.
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Have any books been written about the kidnapping and murder of Rachael Runyan? I am asking as I like to read true crime novels, and I have found that some of the cases aired on Unsolved Mysteries did end up in print.

Not to my knowledge. If there were I book out, I definitely would have read it though!!
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There is hope in this case: Police have a suspect who lives in New Mexico. His sister was about to tell the police that he had confessed to her murder, but she recanted when she heard her brother could face the death penalty, and after the suspect himself threatened her. Once this happened, police lost their key witness. This case was recently re-opened, and there is a huge reward now. Cops are still looking for witnesses in this case.

Anybody hear about this?

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This is another one of those UM cases were they seemed to jump on the satanism angle a little too much. Though the case may have nothing to do with satanism.

It happeded twice before with the Satanic Grandmother case and the con artists that wrote 666 on the walls of the victims homes.

Even in the Omar the Arsonist case they highlighted that angle a little too much.

Rachel Runyans murder may be nothing more than the act of a deranged pedophile.
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I understand what you're saying, but Satanic cults were the "hot topic" of the 1980's... of course they were going to play it up.
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I understand what you're saying, but Satanic cults were the "hot topic" of the 1980's... of course they were going to play it up.
Yeah, especially after that Geraldo special.
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This is another one of those UM cases were they seemed to jump on the satanism angle a little too much. Though the case may have nothing to do with satanism.

It happeded twice before with the Satanic Grandmother case and the con artists that wrote 666 on the walls of the victims homes.

Even in the Omar the Arsonist case they highlighted that angle a little too much.

Rachel Runyans murder may be nothing more than the act of a deranged pedophile.
I don't blame them for playing it up. After all this is exactly what was written on the wall of the bathroom. It was a 666 symbol. Why not believe it?
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Is she the little girl they thought might have been murdered for a "snuff movie"? I thought that no snuff movies were thought to actually exist, but I think Stack was asking the audience if anyone had seen this snuff video. Did they ever find out if a snuff movie was the motive?
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Is she the little girl they thought might have been murdered for a "snuff movie"? I thought that no snuff movies were thought to actually exist, but I think Stack was asking the audience if anyone had seen this snuff video. Did they ever find out if a snuff movie was the motive?
I am not sure, I do not think anything has come up. But let's be honest, who would come forward if they had seen a "snuff" movie? A person watching this in the first place is a dirtbag to start. This isn't a movie that you accidentally rent at Blockbuster or anything
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I am not sure, I do not think anything has come up. But let's be honest, who would come forward if they had seen a "snuff" movie? A person watching this in the first place is a dirtbag to start. This isn't a movie that you accidentally rent at Blockbuster or anything
If I recall, the thinking was that someone could have been watching what they thought was kiddie porn (not much better, honestly), but was, in fact, a snuff film. I could imagine that a paedophile could still find murder troubling enough to make an anonymous call, although I wouldn't hold my breathe.
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The police officers in this segment were kinda weird too, Asking for copies and not the actual tape or pictures of it themselves. And I know they played the satanist thing up a bit but this one made sense since there was a satanic symbol as a signature on the wall in the bathroom.....I dont know how individuals like this can live with themselves especially to such a young person.
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