A letter from Rachel's
1996, my daughter, Rachel Marie Mellon Skemp disappeared from her home
in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Despite weather that was twenty degrees below
zero, Rachel's winter clothes, purse, shoes, and coat were not
Thirteen and one half years have passed since Rachel's disappearance. Despite all of our efforts, Rachel is still missing. Remembering
Rachel is a place where friends and family can share
their stories and pictures while helping Rachel "come to life" for those
who never knew her: www.rachelfind.com.
of you who never met Rachel, it is my hope that
Remembering Rachel will help you remember
and help all of the missing children still waiting to be found.
to A T & T Broadband 's
Skip Lanham for making the best possible
videotape copies of a dark orignial, capturing a photo of Rachel from
the video made 11 days before she disappeared and for converting
"Rachel's Song" into a wav file. Thank you to Philip
Roeglin for donating his beautiful composition
"Rachel's Song" as background music on
the BCT-6 video program about Rachel's Tree Ceremony. Many thanks to
Kevin Jones of Affordable Time Capsules for donating Rachel's time
to Royco, for hosting and
A special thanks to Rachel's Music
Teacher for videotaping Rachel just 20 days before
Lastly, a very
special thank you to Rachel's Best
Friend: Thank you for being the first to share your
pictures, poems, stories and your video of Rachel taped just 11 days
before Rachel's disappearance.
for Remembering Rachel.
Jeffrey L. Skemp
Father of Rachel Marie Mellon