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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.