Unsolved crimes USA: parents are not losing hope of finding her daughter’s killer after 28 years
Author: Alina Dykman
Only two weeks separate the 18-year-old Rhonda sue Coleman of Georgia from finishing school in the town of Amory. Almost 28 years ago, on 17 may, Ronda was found among the school children to draw a festive banner for a graduation ceremony.
Time at work passes quickly, it’s around 22.00, and Rhonda tells classmates that she needed to go home, to return to the “curfew” — 22.30. She gets in the car and leaves. This is the last time Rhonda Coleman see live.
“Rhonda lived two miles from my house, says classmate girl named Layla Miller Marshall. — I remember that day like it was yesterday. Because of work I didn’t get to meet on the ornament of the banner, returned home around 22.30, when seen on a dirt road a car with headlights. It was the car Rhonda. Empty car with the driver door open”.
At that time most Americans still didn’t have a cell, so Layla rushed to the house of her boyfriend to call 911.
According to the former chief of police of the city of Steve land, the robbery was not considered as a motive: the car was found a purse. And forensics found traces leading from the car ride to the tire tracks of another vehicle. “Maybe she knew the person or people who drove up there, where her machine — said the special agent who continues to pursue the case. — But after all these years we had the answers, only questions”.
20 may 1990 about 15 miles from where the car was parked Schoolgirls, in a wooded area, the hunter stumbled upon the burned human remains. Examination confirmed that they belong to the missing, but the medical examiner could not determine the girl’s cause of death. The case was not made a single arrest.
Gail Coleman, mother Rhonda says: although it’s been 28 years, nothing could fill the emptiness in my soul after the loss of his daughter. The girl’s parents got the school of her honorary diploma just two weeks after the discovery of her body…
“I think all the time about it, said Gayle Coleman. — We would like to know what happened that night at least in order to let go of our daughter. Don’t know if we’d get someday answers, but will not cease to achieve them.”
Family Rhonda promises a reward in the amount of $35 thousand for information that helps to arrest the killer of their daughter. To report in the police of Georgia phone: (912) 389-41-03.