When a young girl is abducted from her Salt Lake City home in the dead of night and found in a nearby canal the next day, a decades-long search for the worst kind of predator begins. The hunt for a killer spans more than two decades and into the present-day in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Group Says it Has New ‘Solid’ Info on ’95 Murder of 6-Year-Old-Girl (Pat Reavy / Deseret News)

The Justice Files: $100,000 Reward Offered in Rosie Tapia Cold Case (Marcos Ortiz / ABC4 Utah)

25 Years After Rosie Tapia’s Death, Family is Still Searching for Killer (Paighten Harkens / Salt Lake Tribune)Neighbor Arrested in Murder of 6-Year-Old Sierra Newbold (Pat Reavy / KSL News)

Remembering Rosie: A Utah Family Searches for Hope and Justice in the 23-Year-Old Unsolved Murder of Rosie Tapia (McKayla Robinson / Deseret News)

New Cold Case Database Launching in Utah Hopes to Bring Closure to Victims’ Families (FOX13 News / Salt Lake City)

Will a Barbie Doll Help Catch Rosie Tapia’s Murderer? (Rosie Nguyen / ABC4 Utah)

Utah Cold Case Coalition

Rosa Maria “Rosie” Tapia (findagrave.com)

Barbie Doll Left on Grave of Six-Year-Old Rape, Murder Victim Could Shed New Light on Cold Case (Oklahoma’s News 4)

More than 22 Years After Murder of 6-Year-Old Rosie Tapia, Family Asks Public for Help (Christopher Smart / Salt Lake Tribune)

Women Describe Confrontations with Black Days After Sierra Newbold’s Murder (Pat Reavy / KSL News)

Neighbor Arrested in Murder of 6-Year-Old Sierra Newbold (Pat Reavy / KSL News)

The Justice Files: A Break? Or Just a Coincidence in Rosie Tapia Cold Case? (Marcos Ortiz / ABC4 Utah)

If you have any information regarding the abduction and murder of Rosie Tapia, please call the Salt Lake City Police at (801) 799-3000. OR, if you prefer to give a tip anonymously, you can text keyword TIPSLCPD to 274637 OR submit your tip anonymously online by visiting tipsubmit.com.


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