John Arthur Ackroyd, the longtime suspect in 13-year-old Rachanda Lea Pickle‘s disappearance, has been arrested and charged with her murder. He was her stepfather. Ackroyd is a suspected serial killer: he’s doing life right now for a 1978 murder (he was convicted in 1994), and is a suspect in two other women’s disappearances besides Rachanda’s.
Linn County Sheriff’s Office mounted extensive search for Rachanda Pickle in 1990
Linn County Detectives Arrest Suspect for 1990 Murder of Rachanda Pickle
Salem inmate charged in murder of girl, 13, who vanished in 1990