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    Ramon and Angela Salcido in happier times. The couple married on Dec. 8, 1984. Their first child, Sofia, came soon after, on Feb. 24, 1985.
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    Carmina, middle, with her sisters Sofia and Teresa. "Sofia was a very quiet, reserved child -- very thoughtful, very quiet, very smart. She was the oldest," Carmina told "20/20." "Then, it was me who was crazy -- always into stuff, you know, climbing up the drapes and smiling big for the camera, getting into trouble, running off. And maybe Teresa was sort of the in between of both of us."
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    Two-year-old Carmina playing dress-up with her big sister Sofia.
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    A wanted poster for Ramon Salcido, who went on an unthinkable killing spree on April 14, 1989, murdering his wife, several in-laws and co-workers and slashing the throats of his three young daughters. The manhunt for the 28-year-old vineyard worker lasted seven days. Salcido was finally captured in his hometown of Los Mochis, Mexico.
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    The home of Ramon Salcido's mother, Valentina Bojorquez, in Los Mochis, Mexico. After the killings, police told "20/20" that Salcido called his mother and said he murdered his wife. Bojorquez reportedly begged him to visit, and he soon fled Sonoma County, Calif., for Mexico.
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    Salcido's daughter Carmina managed to survive 36 hours in the garbage dump before she was rescued. Her mother and two sisters were not so lucky. Here, 4-year-old Carmina stands at the graves of her mother and sisters.
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    Despite the scarring loss of her entire family, Carmina maintained her sweet disposition.
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    Carmina hugging her grandfather, Robert Richards. He would soon give her up for adoption because he believed he was too grief-stricken to raise her alone. Salcido murdered Richards' wife Marion and his two young daughters, 12-year-old Maria and 9-year-old Ruth. The two girls appeared to have been sexually molested and their throats slashed.
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    Carmina's first holy communion in New York City at age 7. By this time, she was living with an adoptive family in Missouri who changed her name to Cecelia. Carmina told "20/20" the household was very strict and very religious.
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    Carmina, at 14, playing with her adoptive family's kitten and mastiff.
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    Carmina, as a teen, with her grandfather, who came to Missouri once every year to visit with her.
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    To escape what she called a very sheltered life in her adoptive family's home, at the age of 17, Carmina joined a convent. She was a cloistered nun and became Sister Mariam of Jesus Crucified.
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    After less than a year, 18-year-old Carmina quit the convent and found a new home at a ranch for troubled teenage girls in Idaho.
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    Carmina returned to Sonoma County to learn more about the family she lost. Now 23 years old, she works as a dog groomer. Carmina describes herself today as a "solitary soldier" in life, though thoughts of her lost loved ones remain very close to her heart. She makes frequent visits to the cemetery and the graves of her mother, two sisters, two aunts and grandmother.
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