An evening in August 1985 proved very memorable for one Rhode Island dad, but for all the wrong reasons. Furthermore, it was an event that would change his life, as well as those of his wife and his children, forever. So, what really happened that night, and where did his family go?
The marriage of Russell and Elaine Yates had always been tempestuous. For one thing, Russell was prone to infidelity, engaging in various affairs over the years. However, Elaine stuck by him, and after nearly 16 years together the couple decided to have children.
The couple welcomed their first daughter, Kimberly Ann Yates, into the world in October 1981 and soon decided that one child wasn’t enough. As a result, they chose to have another, and Kelly Ann Yates arrived a year later.