The Disappearance of Cassidy Rainwater

To an outsider, it might seem like there isn’t a lot going on in Lebanon, Missouri. There is a Route 66 museum, a Walmart, a bowling alley, and a few shops. It’s less than 15 square miles and has about 14,000 residents. But if current trends hold, there’s a 1 in 19 chance that you will be a victim of a violent crime, making it one of the most violent areas in the United States. Because of its violent past and proximity to the Ozarks--an area with a surprising amount of unsolved missing person's cases--Cassidy Rainwater’s mysterious disappearance garnered media attention. cases--Cassidy Rainwater’s mysterious disappearance garnered media attention.

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Researched and Written by: Allison Hauser and Crime Salad

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