Vicky Dawn Louise Rinkel

9-year-old girl adopted by Stanley and Nellie Rinkel died as a result of a head injury, upon autopsy another head injury was found and more than 100 bruises. In 1997 her death was called a homicide, yet no one was ever charged.

Vicky was adopted a few months prior to her death.
Date: 1993-10-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Undetermined
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes


Hooker, Oklahoma
United States
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Panel Seeks Grand Jury Inquiry in Girl's Death in Hooker1998-09-25
Lack of Facts Leads to Confusion Surrounding Girl's Death1998-08-08
Girl's Death Divides Doctors, Investigators1998-08-02


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