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Ramon Bojorquez SALCIDO

 
 
 

 

Ramon Salcido

 

 

A wanted poster for Ramon Salcido, who went on an unthinkable killing spree on April 14, 1989,
 murdering his wife, several in-laws and co-workers and slashing the throats of his three young
 daughters. The manhunt for the 28-year-old vineyard worker lasted seven days. Salcido was
finally captured in his hometown of Los Mochis, Mexico.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Ramon and Angela Salcido in happier times. The couple married on Dec. 8, 1984.
Their first child, Sofia, came soon after, on Feb. 24, 1985.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Carmina, middle, with her sisters Sofia and Teresa. "Sofia was a very quiet, reserved child -- very
thoughtful, very quiet, very smart. She was the oldest," Carmina told "20/20." "Then, it was me
who was crazy -- always into stuff, you know, climbing up the drapes and smiling big for the
 camera, getting into trouble, running off. And maybe Teresa was sort of the in between of both of us."
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Two-year-old Carmina playing dress-up with her big sister Sofia.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

The home of Ramon Salcido's mother, Valentina Bojorquez, in Los Mochis, Mexico. After the killings,
police told "20/20" that Salcido called his mother and said he murdered his wife. Bojorquez
reportedly begged him to visit, and he soon fled Sonoma County, Calif., for Mexico.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Salcido's daughter Carmina managed to survive 36 hours in the garbage dump before she was rescued.
Her mother and two sisters were not so lucky. Here, 4-year-old Carmina stands at the graves
of her mother and sisters.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Despite the scarring loss of her entire family, Carmina maintained her sweet disposition.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Carmina hugging her grandfather, Robert Richards. He would soon give her up for adoption because
he believed he was too grief-stricken to raise her alone. Salcido murdered Richards' wife Marion
 and his two young daughters, 12-year-old Maria and 9-year-old Ruth. The two girls appeared
to have been sexually molested and their throats slashed.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Carmina's first holy communion in New York City at age 7. By this time, she was living with an adoptive
family in Missouri who changed her name to Cecelia. Carmina told "20/20" the household
was very strict and very religious.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Carmina, at 14, playing with her adoptive family's kitten and mastiff.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Carmina, as a teen, with her grandfather, who came to Missouri once every year to visit with her.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

To escape what she called a very sheltered life in her adoptive family's home, at the age of 17,
Carmina joined a convent. She was a cloistered nun and became Sister Mariam of Jesus Crucified.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

After less than a year, 18-year-old Carmina quit the convent and found a new home
at a ranch for troubled teenage girls in Idaho.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

Carmina returned to Sonoma County to learn more about the family she lost. Now 23 years old, she works
 as a dog groomer. Carmina describes herself today as a "solitary soldier" in life, though thoughts of
her lost loved ones remain very close to her heart. She makes frequent visits to the cemetery and
the graves of her mother, two sisters, two aunts and grandmother.
(Courtesy Carmina Salcido)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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