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WA RIMA DANETTE TRAXLER: Missing from Longwiew, WA - 15 May 1985 - Age 8

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1989' started by Romulus, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 710DFWA

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    Left: Traxler, circa 1985 Right: Age-Progression to 34 years (circa 2011)

    Rima Danette Traxler
    Missing since May 15, 1985 from Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

      • Date Of Birth: November 9, 1976
      • Age at Time of Disappearance: 8 years old
      • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'3"; 45 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde, mid-back length hair; blue eyes. Both ears are pierced.
      • Marks, Scars: Traxler has a light-colored mark across her right shoulder blade. She has a scar under her chin.
      • Clothing: She was wearing a tan plaid skirt, a pink shirt, white tights and dark brown clogs at the time of her disappearance. Traxler also wore a rainbow-colored barrette in her hair.
      • DNA: Available
      • Dentals: Not Available.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Traxler was last seen walking approximately two blocks from her family's residence in Longview, Washington on May 15, 1985. She was returning home from St. Helen's Elementary School at the time. Traxler never arrived at her house and has not been seen again.

    Joseph Kondro was convicted of her abduction and murder some time after she disappeared. Traxler's remains have never been located.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Longview Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 85-2363

    NCMEC #: NCMC601923

    NCIC Number:
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Washington State Missing Persons

    Media - https://crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?media/rima-danette-traxler-has-been-missing-since-may-15-1985-from-longview-cowlitz-county-washington.4559/
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 27, 2019
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  2. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    :screaming: She barely got to live life before evil crossed her path!! :sadness: R.I.P. Rima !
    Prayers that your family can give you a proper burial soon, it's already been way to long! :praying:
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I don't think that area is very densely populated even to this day. It must have been very frightening for their community at the time.
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  4. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    Screenshot_20190510-200748_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20190510-200718_Chrome.jpg According to The Daily News,
    "in 1999, Kondro was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and strangling 8-year-old Rima Traxler in 1985 and 12-year-old Kara Rudd in 1996. Authorities also suspected Kondro killed 8-year-old Chila Silvernails of Kalama, who disappeared in April 1982 and was later found dead. But they never developed enough evidence to prove it."

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  5. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

  6. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    I'm guessing he's killed more. From "82" to"85" and not offending until "96". Too long.
  7. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member


    This article is the announcement of Joseph Kondro's death behind bars. It further states that he escaped the death penalty because he confessed to the crimes. I almost feel like their should not be a deal made until you allow the family to have her remains returned. He mentioned that there were others, but no real reason to confess as their was nothing to gain...sick individual.
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