After 20 years of marriage, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and David Rucki decided to go through with getting a divorce which turned messy and into a fiery custody battle.

Their 5 children were placed in the care of their aunts, though two of their children who were caught up in a custody battle, disappeared during that time.

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  • What a bizarre story. So many unanswered questions still.


  • Strange story. The only thing what is clear to me is that divorce can rip and split family’s apart and can cause much damage and pain by all involved.


  • What an unusual story. I dont understand what the goal was out of this….
    Glad they are okay. I dont understand why parents dont put the needs of their children first though…. Very bizzare. To hear the girls story from themselve may have allowed us a better understanding of what exactly happened and why


  • Wow this is amazing, full on


  • I’d have liked to hear directly from the two girls now.


  • I’ve read about this story. It’s absolutely not clear how they were able to hide for so long. Who helped them? The mother? Some other member of the family?


  • When parents split, it’s so hard on the kids, even the ‘good’ divorces. Amazing how they hid….in plain sight. Hoping their lives are happier now


  • Goodness me. What a massive sad story for all involved


  • i have no words…i feel for the girls…divorce sucks :(


  • People say there is always 2 sides to the story. The people at the ranch have no reason to lie – it is of no benefit to them. Obviously there was no medical proof of the wife’s claims or the Dad would not have been awarded custody of the children.


  • wow what a story! You do feel for them!


  • Poor girls!! People grow about and unfortunately divorce is far too common now but when children are involved you would want nothing more then their happiness and their wellbeing should be the main focus not these abduction and hiding scenarios.


  • Such a strange story. Why would their mother and Deedee take the girls to the ranch and then leave them there for years? Was it to make it look like they were scared of their father? They are with him now – I wonder how things are? The only thing I can take out of this story is that if parents are going to divorce, they should be as amicable as possible for everyone’s sake.


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