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 – 19 years after she was kidnapped from an Oklahoma school. Here is the story of her horrific ordeal.
Rosalynn’s nightmare began when she was just ten years old and living in Springfield, Missouri. There, she 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, her future looked bright.
Even at such a tender age, Rosalynn had big plans. She recalled her aims in a November 2018 interview with KSHB Kansas City’s 41 Action News. “I wanted to grow up and be a veterinarian and to teach violin. I had goals as a very young child.” But sadly, her life would play out in a very different way.