Over and Over. She fell in and out of consciousness as he strangled her. He raped her. She would wake up, he’d strangle her again, then rape her, over and over again. The last time I regained consciousness ... the passenger door was open and the dome light was on. So I could see him, that was the only light in the whole canyon ... I could see him standing over there, facing away from me, doing something in the backseat of the car,” Rhonda said.
Alone. Rhonda was alone in the middle of a place she didn’t know, and the man who had been brutalizing her was just 20 feet away gathering his killing tools. She was terrified. The door to the car was open and she saw her chance: she ran.
Running. "I just jumped and ran in the other direction, into pitch blackness. I just took a couple of steps because my pants had been pulled down around my ankles. So I tripped... and tumbled, but I fell into a mountain river that wasn't really deep, but it was really, really swift. There were boulders and bushes and tree limbs sticking out... the water swept me away from him, and it's probably what saved my life,” she told Cracked.