But once Rodgers was on the police radar, the pressure mounted. Nearly four years after Marzo vanished, Rodgers was arrested on a different charge: a serious gun violation resulting from a search by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jeffrey Stemper said, "[Carl] told me he didn't think he could be somebody that could be in prison."
With the added stress of prison in his future, in October 2007, Rodgers, 39 at the time, went into his garage and killed himself.
"I just feel like I didn't fight hard enough for him," said Rodgers' mother, Anita Stemper. "No one can even feel what I feel. I can't even tell you how much I miss him."
Kraemer says she feels a great deal of empathy for Rodgers' family, but denies any responsibility for his suicide. She also says that she will not stop until she knows exactly what happened to her daughter.
Already, she has been able to exhume two graves whose burials were handled by the funeral home owned by the Rodgers family. So far, none of those exhumations have yielded any clues.
She has also started a charity called the Broken Wings Network, an organization run by and for families coping with domestic violence or the disappearance of a loved one.
"Becky didn't die in vain. Becky died for a reason. And you know, the reason is what I'm doing now," said Kraemer.
"We, as mothers, need to know where our children are. We need to put them to rest, to say 'OK, I know where you are now. God bless you.'"
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