Savannah Leckie was placed for adoption at birth. A couple in Minnesota became her parents and raised her until she was 16.
After they divorced, Savannah and her mom’s new boyfriend did not get along, so the teen went to live with her birth mother. Rebecca Ruud had had casual contact with the girl over the years, and Savannah joined her birth mother on her isolated farm in Missouri.
What looked like a great family reunion on social media was actually a life of misery for Savannah. Police say she was “forced to crawl through hog pens and have salt rubbed in her wounds, and then finally killed last month and burned in a fire pit,” according to a Washington Post article.
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