It’s 2016, and Rosalynn McGinnis has just arrived in the Mexican border city of Nogales. With eight children in tow, she waits nervously for the papers that will allow her to return to the United States – almost two decades after she disappeared from an Oklahoma school. Here is the story of her horrific ordeal.
Rosalynn’s nightmare apparently began when she was a mere ten years old and living in Springfield, Missouri. There, she had enjoyed a relatively normal childhood, playing in the local park with her brothers and learning to play the violin. And as a student on the honor roll, the young girl had a future that looked bright.
Even at such a tender age, Rosalynn had big plans. In a November 2018 interview with KSHB Kansas City’s 41 Action News, she recalled her youthful aims, saying, “I wanted to grow up and be a veterinarian and to teach violin. I had goals as a very young child.” Sadly, however, her life was to play out in a very different way.