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Linda Tran and her two children, Patricia and Austin. Photo credit: FindaGrave.com

TACOMA, Wash. — Linda Tran was six years old when she and her family moved to the United States from Vietnam in 1978.

She grew into a rebellious teenager who ran away and skipped school. …

Barbara Stroud/Find A Grave

WILLITS, Calif. — On Sunday, Jan. 7, 1973, 18-year-old Barbara Jean Stroud saw a movie at Noyo Theater in Willits with her boyfriend, Bob Burke. Afterward, she drove Burke to his home in Brooktrails, an unincorporated community that shares the 95490 zip code with Willits.

Stroud left Burke’s home at…

The Elliott family/KAIT8

POCAHONTAS, Ark. — Carl Elliott, 30, Lisa Elliott, 27, and their children, Felicia, 7, and Gregory, 6, resided on Township Road.

At 1:15 a.m. on July 30, 1998, Randolph County Deputy Randy Barber responded to a domestic dispute call at the Elliott home where “there was hollering going on.” A…

(L) Amber Renee Barker (Top right & bottom right) Age Progressions to 21 & 19/Unidentified Wiki

OKLAHOMA CITY — Amber Renee Barker, 10, was a 4th grader at James Monroe Elementary School. She was one of eight children born to Robert Barker and Bonnie Barker. Her parents were divorced, and she resided with her mother at 3119 NW 39 Terrace.

The brown-haired, brown-eyed girl had many…

Janice Pietropola, left, and Lynn Seethaler, right/City of Virginia Beach.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — During their sophomore year at Penn Hills High School in Pennsylvania, Janice Pietropola and Lynn Seethaler, 19, met and instantly became inseparable. Both girls were popular and had many friends.

Pietropola worked at the Gold Circle restaurant and had excellent grades and a strong work ethic…

VALDOSTA, Ga. — Paula Ann Wade, 25, was a former military wife originally from Florida. She had one son, Brandon Lee Wade, born July 15, 1999.

Her marriage to Lance Wade, a staff sergeant assigned to Moody Air Force base, fell apart, and the couple separated. Lance Wade was reassigned…

Tampa Tribune via Newspapers.com

BRADENTON, Fla. — Gettis and Merrill Lee were well-known in the Parrish community as they had lived there for decades on 121st Avenue East in a home built by Gettis Lee in the 1930s. Lee, 63, owned a general store and was considered the unofficial “mayor’ of Parrish who helped…

Monica Fay Pritchett Rollins & her son, Dalton Scott Rollins/FindaGrave

HEFLIN, Ala. — Young mother Monica Fay Pritchett Rollins, 23, loved her children dearly and was excited for the arrival of her third child, a boy to be named “Cheyne.”

Rollins was a busy mom, balancing a full-time job and raising her two sons, Dalton, 6, and Aaron, 2. She…

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