RACHAEL RUNYAN CASE REOPENED ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHILD'S MURDER
POLICE RESTART INVESTIGATION & PARENTS OFFER BIG REWARD
Twenty-five years after Rachael Runyan was snatched from a playground and murdered, the Sunset Police Department has agreed to reopen one of the biggest unsolved cases in Utah history. Three-year-old Rachael was kidnapped in front of her brothers on August 26, 1982 but the abductor has never been caught.
"It's been 25 years since we lost our baby. We appeal to the public to help us solve this case and finally bring justice to Rachael," says Elaine Runyan-Simmons, Rachael's mother.
Reward: Rachael's parents hope the reward----which has swelled to more than $53,000---will help persuade someone to do the right thing and tell police what happened. The money will be given to anyone who provides evidence leading to a conviction.
"We believe a small circle of people actually know who kidnapped and killed our daughter," says Jeff Runyan, Rachael's father.
Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn says fresh eyes and new technology will
push the investigation forward but he is still counting on someone having the courage and compassion to speak up about the case. "We know the perpetrator or perpetrators are still out there and we believe they may have talked to someone," says Chief Eborn