Just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 24, 1973, 18-year-old Becky Thomson was leaving to buy groceries and asked her 11-year-old half-sister, Amy Burridge, if she wanted to tag along.
The two traveled in Becky’s Ford station wagon to the Thriftway store on 12th and Melrose streets in Casper, Wyoming.
When Becky and Amy came out of the store, one of the car’s tires was flat. Unbeknownst to the sisters, the two men who had slashed the tire, Jerry Jenkins and Ronald Kennedy, were the same guys who pulled into the parking spot next to them. The men offered to help.
Becky and Amy had been set up for an abduction. That night was the night when Becky’s worst nightmare came true on the Fremont Canyon Bridge. The cold-heartedness and cruelty of Jenkins and Kennedy was more than anyone in the community could comprehend, and it would haunt Becky until the day she died.