Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Virginia was last seen leaving her mother's residence with her two sons, Richard and Reagan Uden, in the vicinity of the 700 block of N. Federal Court in Riverton, WY.
Their vehicle was located nearly a month later in the remote Wind River Canyon area in Fremont County, WY. Blood, believed to belong to one of the boys, was found inside the vehicle.
They were believed to have been traveling to the boys' adoptive father's residence. Claire Martin, Virginia’s mother, reported her daughter and grandsons missing.
In 2013 Gerald Uden confessed to murdering his ex-wife Virginia Uden; and her children Richard, and Reagan. Gerald Uden agreed to plead guilty to three counts of first degree murder. Authorities suspected the 71-year-old defendant was involved but had no evidence against him until his current wife, Alice, was arrested for another, unrelated cold case murder and Uden confessed to the killings.
He had taken his victims out for what he said was a bird-hunting trip, but then dispatched them with a.22 calibre rifle.
He said that he had removed the three bodies from a mine shaft two months later, stuffed them into metal drums, drove to a deep lake, pierced the barrels and pitched them into the waters.
He later told the courts that he and Virginia had met and married in 1974, but the relationship collapsed after he agreed to adopt her two boys by previous relationships. The following year she filed for divorce. Gerald married Alice, but felt that Virginia was causing him and his new wife anguish. Gerald, who escaped the threat of the death penalty in a deal for admitting his crimes, has insisted that he acted alone.
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Fremont County Sheriff's Office