December 17, 1993. Merced, California. 27-year old Paul Armstrong, a tow truck operator employed by RTS Towing, vanishes without explanation from his home. Later that day, 34-year old Steven Lombard, another tow truck operator from the same company, goes to the towing yard to pick up his paycheque before he also disappears and his abandoned pick-up truck is found in a K-Mart parking lot the following morning. Over 15 years later, the owner of RTS Towing, Randal Wright, becomes a person of interest in the disappearance of his 50-year old estranged wife, Karen Wright, who vanishes from their vacation home in Mexico. While there is suspicion that Randal might have been involved in all of these disappearances, no trace of any of the victims is ever found. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we will be covering a trio of unsolved missing persons cases and explore whether or not they are actually connected to each other.
If you have any information about this case, please contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 385-7445.
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