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    OR - Rachanda Pickle, 13, Santiam Junction, 10 July 1990

    Rachanda Lea Pickle
    Missing since July 10, 1990 from Sweet Home, Linn County, Oregon.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: March 15, 1977
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'7; 90 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Pickle's ears are double-pierced. She has a scar on her forehead.
    Clothing: Last seen wearing black pants; a white t-shirt; tennis shoes; and silver stud earrings.

    Circumstances of Disappearance


    Pickle was last seen at her stepfather's home at the Oregon Highway Department maintenance station in Santiam, on July 10, 1990. Her mother was at work at the time of her disappearance.

    Pickle's stepfather said he last saw her when he stopped by his home on a break from work. He found the girl lounging about in her pajamas and asked if she'd like to go with him to his job. She declined and was never seen again.

    Foul play is suspected and the prime suspect in her disappearance is her stepfather, John Arthur Ackroyd, who is currently serving a life-sentence for the 1978 Christmas Eve slaying of Kaye Turner. Ackroyd was convicted of Ms. Turner's murder in 1994.

    Investigators

    If you have any information concerning Pickle's case, please contact:

    Linn County Sheriff's Office
    Detectives Unit
    541-967-3911


    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    NCMEC #: NCMC745119

    NCIC Number: M-014816511


    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Oregon State Police Missing Children Clearinghouse
    The Doe Network: Case File 146DFOR

    LINK:

    The Charley Project: Rachanda Lea Pickle:
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/pickle_rachanda.html
    Last edited by KateB; 04-10-2015 at 07:04 PM. Reason: repair url tag & add photo.

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    A Christmas Eve 31 years ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
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    Foul play is suspected and the prime suspect in her disappearance is her stepfather, John Arthur Ackroyd, who is currently serving a life-sentence for the 1978 Christmas Eve slaying of Kaye Turner. Ackroyd was convicted of Ms. Turner's murder in 1994....
    One wonders why it took them so long and if Rachanda might still be alive today if they had gotten him sooner for the murder of Kaye Turner.

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    Missing for 20 years.

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    Rachanda Lea Pickle, 13, Missing since July 10, 1990 from Sweet Home, OR
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    Check out the link for photo of Rachanda in 1990 and age progressed to 2010. Although LE believes that her stepfather murdered her, the case remains unsolved and she is still missing.

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    Rachanda Lea Pickle
    Missing since July 10, 1990 from Sweet Home, Linn County, Oregon.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: March 15, 1977
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'7; 90 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Pickle's ears are double-pierced. She has a scar on her forehead.
    Clothing: Last seen wearing black pants; a white t-shirt; tennis shoes; and silver stud earrings.
    DNA: Available
    Dentals: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Pickle was last seen at her stepfather's home at the Oregon Highway Department maintenance station in Santiam, on July 10, 1990. Her mother was at work at the time of her disappearance.

    Pickle's stepfather said he last saw her when he stopped by his home on a break from work. He found the girl lounging about in her pajamas and asked if she'd like to go with him to his job. She declined and was never seen again.

    Foul play is suspected and the prime suspect in her disappearance is her stepfather who is currently serving a life-sentence for the 1978 Christmas Eve slaying of Kaye Turner.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Pickle's case, please contact:

    Linn County Sheriff's Office
    Detectives Unit
    541-967-3911
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

    Agency Case Number: 90-5971

    NCMEC #: NCMC745119

    NCIC Number: M-014816511

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Oregon State Police Missing Children Clearinghouse
    NamUs
    The Doe Network: Case File 146DFOR

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/146dfor.html

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    I've just called in a possible match to a Linn County UID, though it's very unlikely and there are virtually no identifiers, but think its geographic proximity makes it worth a punt at the very least.

    Cases like this make me seeth with rage! If still alive Ackroyd should be grilled by LE on her whereabouts. Is there any way to find out if he's still alive or his incarceration status?
    mortui vivos docent

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    Locating Inmates...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sallust View Post
    ... If still alive Ackroyd should be grilled by LE on her whereabouts. Is there any way to find out if he's still alive or his incarceration status?
    There are a number of different ways to locate people. Discussing all those methods would probably fill a book.

    But in regard to inmates, that CAN be easy - depending on when the person was incarcerated, whether or not they are still living, and most importantly - in what state they were incarcertated.

    If you google "Free Inmate Locator", you will find some sites which have links to all the state inmate registries and to Federal inmate registries as well.

    If the person is still alive and still in prison, you can usually locate them pretty fast, but you might have to try a number of different registries one at a time. They are not all connected. Each has different bits of information.

    Some registries, like Michigan's will list inmates going way back to the 1960's or earlier - even if they only served a year and was released.

    Some registries include information about deaths in prison, but other state registries simply delete names when the inmate dies or is released.

    Give it a try and see what you come up with.

    Also, you can often search on-line court decisions and appeals which might produce some interesting information and leads.

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    Thanks Richard; he's serving life w/o parole, as is his hunting partner Roger Dale Beck who was also convicted for the murder of Kay Turner. Apparently claimed to have found Turner's body, 8 months after her disappearance, as the shallow grave had been disturbed by animals. Sadly, I think if he had he been disposing of another body he wouldn't have made a similar mistake but great to see that the LE have at least managed to take him off the streets
    mortui vivos docent

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    I received an email from Dr. Vance of the Oregon ME's office. They're doing a DNA test on the neurocranium, she said she'll email me when the results are in. I'll keep y'all posted.
    mortui vivos docent

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    Bumping for Rachanda. Missing 22 years today.

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    http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/loc...ebf047d28.html

    Although her body never has been found, Pickle’s stepfather, John Arthur Ackroyd, 63, was charged Wednesday with her murder.


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    THANK YOU Linn County Sheriff's department! They are the BEST!

    Wednesday afternoon, Pickle’s stepfather John Arthur Ackroyd, 63, was charged with her murder in Linn County Circuit Court. Bail was set at $1 million by Judge Carol Bispham.

    Ackroyd was represented by Lane County attorney Elizabeth Baker, who said she knew little about the murder case and had been contacted to represent Ackroyd only a few hours before the arraignment.

    A resolution conference was set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8.

    http://democratherald.com/news/local...a4bcf887a.html

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    FINALLY! May she now be found and put to rest.

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    One can only wonder how many others he killed before and after.

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    Bumping for Rachanda. Murder charges, but still no Rachanda. 23 years today.

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    Rachanda is mentioned in this recent article on several murder trials pending in Linn County, Oregon.

    Plenty of murder cases for Linn County
    March 30, 2015 3:45 pm
    http://www.gazettetimes.com/albany/n...3dc7e600f.html

    Due to the length, I can post her section entirely:
    John Ackroyd was arrested in 2013 and charged with murder regarding the 1990 disappearance of his 13-year-old stepdaughter, Rachanda Lee Pickle. The family lived near the Santiam Junction, east of Sweet Home. Ackroyd was one of two decades-old cold case murder arrests made by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in 2013. No court hearings are currently set in the case.

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