Author Ann Rule

Rose for Her Grave


Randy Roth is reported to have married a woman who started writing to him after seeing his ad seeking a prison pen pal on the internet. 

Randy's brother, David Roth, is also a convicted killer.  He was released from prison in 2005 after serving his time.  David Roth's victim has yet to be identified.  Shortly after her body was discovered in Everett, Washington, in 1977, he was arrested and told police he had picked her up hitchhiking and he did not know her name.

David Roth has been cooperative with cold case detectives but because the girl was a stranger to him, he could offer no significant clues to her identity.

The victim's body was exhumed on April 1st, 2008, from her grave at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Everett, Washington, so that DNA could be extracted from her bones.  Dr. Kathy Taylor, a King County anthroplogist, examined the skeleton and
discovered that the woman was probably much younger than the original estimate.  She is believed to be between 15 to 21 years old.

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