In 2002, a very unlikely witness came forward to give the Everett Washington police some shocking information about a missing person. It was the break investigators had been waiting for — and dreading. The information the witness provided would ultimately lead the police to uncover one of the most heartless plots ever devised. For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. Blog article by Kim L Pasqualini -- https://kympasqualini.medium.com/she-was-forced-to-watch-her-own-grave-being-dug-the-murder-of-rachel-burkheimer-d860d7fae2c3 2. True Crime Daily covered this story in a video on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqlZ_RHv0MI 3. True Crime Daily write up -- https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/11/07/troubled-romance-with-bad-boys-leads-to-teens-abduction-murder/ 4. From blog who pulled form Seattle Post-Intelligencer Report -- http://scaryreality.com/all/The_trail_of_tragedy_that_led_Rachel_Burkheimer_to_her_grave.html 5. News coverage of sentencing phase -- https://komonews.com/news/local/everett-jury-convicts-man-of-2002-murder-of-rachel-burkheimer 6. "Criminal" website coverage -- https://vocal.media/criminal/teen-saw-her-grave-being-dug-before-her-murder 7. Trial coverage -- https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/2004/05-22/479402_man_sentenced_to_life_in_ex-gir.htmlSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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