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Heidi worked at a coffee shop; Dolly helped her husband, an electrician, run his business.
Dolly introduced Heidi as “my daughter,” and I would come to know the two women as a unit.
Firefighters battling a huge blaze on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula first spotted a boot in the dirt.
Then they noticed some bones scattered across a wide grassy area.
I was working on a story about the phenomenon in Alaska of ordinary people disappearing while doing ordinary things.
In Anchorage, the statewide coordinator of search-and-rescue at the time, Lieutenant Craig Macdonald, had told me about some recent cases, including that of Rick Hills.
Dolly was 53, petite and gregarious, with short black hair, glasses, and an angular face.He described the case as tragic for the family but typical of what troopers dealt with almost every day.More than 3,000 people had been reported missing the previous year in Alaska, a state with a population smaller than San Francisco’s.In the town of Soldotna, about 20 miles from where the bones were found, Dolly Hills got a call from one of her granddaughters. They wondered the same thing that Lieutenant Shuey wondered aloud at headquarters, a question Dolly wasn’t prepared to entertain quite yet. In private, though, she could think of nothing else: Could it be Rick?in January of 2005, her son Richard Thomas Hills had been missing for almost a year.