Unknown Rachelle Escalante Killer - Arizona - 1988 Aug 11, 2014 10:17:07 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Aug 11, 2014 10:17:07 GMT -5
Authorities in Globe, Arizona are trying to identify those responsible for the 1988 death of Rachel Escalante. Her case was aired on "Cold Justice" and any information mentioned on the program that I am unaware of would be helpful.
17-year old Rachelle was a high school student who loved her friends and sports, and wouldn't back down from a fight. On Jul 6, 1988, Rachelle and several of her high school friends went to a party but Rachel stormed off after an argument developed. During that evening, two patrol officers were driving when they spotted what they thought was a slow-moving dog in the street, but they soon noticed a young woman crawling and died in front of them. That woman was Rachelle. She had been a victim of a hit-and-run. The teens at the party didn't give a straight answer to investigators. Detectives believe that a black Trans-am was used to run down Rachel, that car was driven by 15-year old Laurie Wright. Her boyfriend Tony Romero who was on parole, was seen kissing Rachelle at the party. Rachelle was also in a relationship with a girl named Cathy Arana and they also argued, Cathy later died in a car accident.
Thoughts? The TNT website mentioned that the Cold Justice investigation tried to ask if jealously over a guy resulted in Rachelle's death, or if she had other enemies that wanted her dead. I imagine there are probably many people who know who killed Rachelle, since word of mouth probably spread among the group of teens if say a fellow high school student at the party killed her. If so, it's time someone finally came forward.
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