Category Archives: Disappeared

Mike Williams remains found in Leon County, sources say – WCTV

By: Julie Montanaro WCTV Eyewitness News
December 21, 2017

Mike Williams

Mike Williams’ mother said she’s always held out hope that her son was alive. She’s devastated by confirmation that he was murdered.

“People say I should be happy, but I’m not,” Cheryl Williams said Thursday afternoon. “I honestly wasn’t looking for a body. I was looking for Mike to come home.”

“I’ve always had hope … I don’t know that I could have made it all these years without it, ” Williams said. She’s worked diligently over the past 17 years to keep the case in the public eye in hopes the mystery of her son’s disappearance would be solved.

“I’ve always known Mike was not in that lake. He wasn’t eaten by an alligator,” Williams said. “This is vindication for me.”

Williams’ voice faltered as she realized “he’s been five miles away

Read more at: http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Answers-in-17-year-old-disappearance-465456163.html

Mike Williams remains found in Leon County, sources say

By: Julie Montanaro WCTV Eyewitness News
December 21, 2017

Mike Williams

Mike Williams’ mother said she’s always held out hope that her son was alive. She’s devastated by confirmation that he was murdered.

“People say I should be happy, but I’m not,” Cheryl Williams said Thursday afternoon. “I honestly wasn’t looking for a body. I was looking for Mike to come home.”

“I’ve always had hope … I don’t know that I could have made it all these years without it, ” Williams said. She’s worked diligently over the past 17 years to keep the case in the public eye in hopes the mystery of her son’s disappearance would be solved.

“I’ve always known Mike was not in that lake. He wasn’t eaten by an alligator,” Williams said. “This is vindication for me.”

Williams’ voice faltered as she realized “he’s been five miles away

Read more at: http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Answers-in-17-year-old-disappearance-465456163.html

Newly-released documentary sparks new interest in 1985 Otter Tail County murder case

Sarah Ann Rairdon, 13, of Underwood, disappeared in May 1985 while walking home from school.

Her father, John Rairdon, then 38, led the effort to find Sarah. However, he later confessed to killing her.

John Rairdon was accused of sexually abusing his daughter repeatedly and killing her with a pick-like tool when she tried to fight off one of his advances.

The documentary aired the evening of Monday, Dec. 11, on Investigation Discovery as part of a series called “The 1980’s: The Deadliest Decade,” and is still accessible online and will air again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

It features interviews from several people with ties to the case, including two of Sarah’s friends, Sonja Lien and Jo Musel Parr and our own reporter Kevin Wallevand wh o covered the story 30 years ago.

In a Facebook post, Lien said both women had been searching for ways to keep Sarah’s spirit alive and

Read more at: http://www.wday.com/news/crime-and-courts/4373512-newly-released-documentary-sparks-new-interest-1985-otter-tail-county

Newly-released documentary sparks new interest in 1985 Otter Tail County murder case

Sarah Ann Rairdon, 13, of Underwood, disappeared in May 1985 while walking home from school.

Her father, John Rairdon, then 38, led the effort to find Sarah. However, he later confessed to killing her.

John Rairdon was accused of sexually abusing his daughter repeatedly and killing her with a pick-like tool when she tried to fight off one of his advances.

The documentary aired the evening of Monday, Dec. 11, on Investigation Discovery as part of a series called “The 1980’s: The Deadliest Decade,” and is still accessible online and will air again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

It features interviews from several people with ties to the case, including two of Sarah’s friends, Sonja Lien and Jo Musel Parr and our own reporter Kevin Wallevand wh o covered the story 30 years ago.

In a Facebook post, Lien said both women had been searching for ways to keep Sarah’s spirit alive and

Read more at: https://www.westfargopioneer.com/node/4373512

Story of Minnesota girl’s killing by molester dad featured on Discovery show – TwinCities.com

A case from the mid-1980s involving a teen who disappeared on her way home from school in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Underwood is featured in an episode of “The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade” on Investigation Discovery on Monday night.

Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)
Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)

Sarah Ann Rairdon was last seen walking home from school on a rural road outside Underwood in May 1985. Her disappearance led to months of searching and fears of abduction in Otter Tail County, until her body was found that summer in a farm field.

Rairdon’s father was arrested and convicted in her murder, confessing that he had been sexually abusing his daughter since she was 8 years old. At age 13, she told him to stop.

Sarah was one of the early missing children featured on milk carton

Read more at: http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/11/story-of-minnesota-girls-killing-by-molester-dad-featured-on-discovery-show/

Story of Minnesota girl’s killing by abusive father featured on TV show – TwinCities.com

A case from the mid-1980s involving a teen who disappeared on her way home from school in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Underwood is featured in an episode of “The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade” on Investigation Discovery on Monday night.

Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)
Sarah Ann Rairdon (Forum News Service)

Sarah Ann Rairdon was last seen walking home from school on a rural road outside Underwood in May 1985. Her disappearance led to months of searching and fears of abduction in Otter Tail County, until her body was found that summer in a farm field.

Rairdon’s father was arrested and convicted in her murder, confessing that he had been sexually abusing his daughter since she was 8 years old. At age 13, she told him to stop.

Sarah was one of the early missing children featured on milk carton

Read more at: http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/11/story-of-minnesota-girls-killing-by-molester-dad-featured-on-discovery-show/