It’s winter in the Arizona mountains, and the hunt is on for a missing child. But as temperatures hover around freezing, hope of a successful rescue begins to fade. Then, however, a helicopter crew make a stunning discovery: little Victoria Bensch is not alone.
In February 2010 young Victoria was living with her parents in Cordes Lakes, a small community some 70 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona. Part of an area known for its natural beauty, the town is popular with hikers and those wanting to enjoy fishing in the two manmade lakes there.
Back then, the Bensch family were living on the outskirts of the town in a property that backs on to open state land. And on the morning of February 18, three-year-old Victoria was enjoying the freedom offered by life in the valleys and mountains of Yavapai County.