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The Third Rainbow Girl

During the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two outsiders—Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19—were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering. They never arrived. For thirteen years after their bodies were found in a clearing, no one was prosecuted for what came to be called the "rainbow murders," though suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents, who were depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. This lengthy investigation caused its own traumas, turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming a fear of outsiders, who've committed violence agains Appalachia for centuries. This books is a paperback.