The disappearance of the Fort Worth Trio took place nearly 45 years ago. On December 23, 1974 three girls - Rachel Trlica (17 years old), Renee Wilson (14 years old), and Julie Moseley (9 years old) - disappeared from the Seminary South Shopping Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
That morning Rachel asked her friend Renee to go to the mall with her to run some last minute holiday errands. As the teenage girls were getting ready to leave, Renee’s neighbor, 9 year old Julie Mosely, asked to tag along. The girls were supposed to return home around 4 pm. That evening, when no one had seen or heard from them, their families went to the mall. There was no sign of the girls, however the car they were driving, a 1972 Oldsmobile, was still in the mall parking lot. Several witnesses confirmed seeing the girls at the mall that day but didn’t report anything out of the ordinary. Initially, the police did not suspect any foul play and believed the trio had runaway.
Dana Pioll, librarian and writer, is the co-host of this episode. She is a fan of the podcast and has been researching cases of the missing and unidentified for the past 12 years. Dana does an excellent job laying out the facts of the case and discussing multiple theories of what may have happened to these girls.
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