3-year-old Utah girl's murder remains unsolved

SUNSET, UTAH (WUSA9) - It's been more than three decades since a man lured 3-year-old Rachael Runyan away from a Utah park with bubble gum and ice cream.

It was Aug. 26, 1982 and Rachael's mother, Elaine, was just 15 feet away making lunch for the children inside her home.

The girl's body was found 24 days later in a river in nearby Morgan County -- hog-tied, naked and nearly unrecognizable.

Although police have followed up on several leads in the case over the years, no one has been charged in Rachael's murder.

The family continues to hope that Rachael's killer will be found.

Last week, the park where Rachael was abducted was renamed in her honor.

Her family continues to share updates about the case on their Facebook page: Justice for Rachael Runyan






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