Eight-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, who lived with her family the Flowing Wells area northwest of Tucson, went missing on September 17, 1984. She rode her bike to a nearby Circle K to deliver some letters. A man driving a car with California plates was seen talking to her on her way back home.
On September 20, Frank Jarvis Atwood, a convicted sex offender, was arrested in Texas and charged with kidnapping.
A man walking near the end of Ina Road west of Interstate 10 found a small human skull on April 12, 1985. Investigators found more bones. Authorities, using dental records, confirmed it was the remains of Vicki Lynne.
On May 16, a Pima County Grand Jury indicted Atwood on charges of first-degree murder in connection with Vicki Lynne's death. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death.
More than 500 people attended her funeral on May 30.