Slice of Life- Day 15
There is nothing else I can write about today, but Becky.
March 15, 2007 changed my life.
It was a Friday when I got the call from Emily, “Becky’s family is trying to get a hold of her….have you heard from her?”
“Becky didn’t show up at work. No one knows where she is.”
“Maybe something happened and she drove to Monica’s.” I said.
There were five of us from college: Becky, Emily, Monica, Maria and me.
By Friday night, she was on the news. One of the missing girls I had often seen, but this was different, this was personal. Now every time I see those girls, I am reminded of what families and friends are going through, the feelings all come back, the not knowing, fearing the worst and at the same time hoping for the best,
Becky was missing Friday and Saturday.
The investigation began immediately.
Her body was found.
Her partner, someone Becky lived with and loved, was arrested.
Lives were changed forever,
This was not a random act of violence. This was done by someone Becky loved, someone her family welcomed into their family, someone we all knew.
My life changed forever on March 15, 2007.