Rebecca Ruud

Rebecca Ruud is charged in the death of her daughter. She is charged with first-degree and second-degree murder, abuse or neglect of a child, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse. Investigators say Leckie disappeared in Ozark County in July 2017. When she was first reported missing, Ruud told everyone she thought her daughter had run away. Volunteers in the Theodosia area spent several days searching for Leckie. After searching for several weeks, investigators found human remains, consisting of bones and teeth in a burn pile on the property of Ruud. Investigators used dental records and other evidence to confirm the remains belonged to Leckie.