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Break in the Uden case is 'nothing short of incredible'

Oct 9, 2013 - Virginia Alveda, Riverton


The break in the Uden disappearance is nothing short of incredible to me. I remember so well when that all happened.

It was a very famous case in that time. I remember seeing the pictures of the kids on milk cartons back when that was a way to keep the public informed about missing kids.

And they were on the TV shows of that time, "Unsolved Mysteries" and that type of thing. I don't think I was alone when through the years I thought this would be a unsolved mystery forever. So much time had passed, and everyone had lost interest if they even remembered it.

Of course the man who has been arrested was the obvious suspect from the start. I was interested to read the interview with former Sheriff Tim McKinney about how lucky Uden was not to have been charged with this crime immediately. But now he has been.

I don't know any of the people involved in this directly, but I did vote for both Tim McKinney and Larry Mathews when they were elected Sheriff of Fremont County. Both of them worked so hard on the case for a long time. I am so happy that both of them got to see this day, when Gerald Uden is being brought back to face justice.


Oct. 16: Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct. 13: Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct. 10: Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct. 8: Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct. 6: With Uden case cracked, past sheriffs recall years of worry

Oct. 2: Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct. 1: Uden case solved after 33 years; man arrested in Missouri

Opinion: Cold cases -- Three of them have 'warmed up' virtually at the same time

Obituary: Claire 'Peg' C. Martin

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