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Future NBA Star Vanishes from Mountain Road: Where is Rico Harris?


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  • lexi dzink
    lexi dzink Ай бұрын +3487

    the way you unbiasedly tell the story and respect the victims and their family is so admirable. we love you kendall 💓

    • jessica Hummel
      jessica Hummel Ай бұрын


    • sang vo ba
      sang vo ba Ай бұрын


    • A Concerned Citizen
      A Concerned Citizen Ай бұрын +1

      @Cynthia Isako Bella Fiori is an Australian who covers cases in a similar manner, too

    • Music4life
      Music4life Ай бұрын

      I thought the exact same thing!

    • Joyce Utt
      Joyce Utt Ай бұрын +1

      And she doesn't do make up while telling the story

  • Rhoda 🤍
    Rhoda 🤍 Ай бұрын +2344

    The pressure that eldest children of impoverished families face is INSANE. No one should have to feel that burden but many do :(

    • drs 299
      drs 299 Ай бұрын


    • Sanjay pal
      Sanjay pal Ай бұрын

      Very good

    • Rose Madder
      Rose Madder Ай бұрын

      @Princess jayian 🎧 exactly

    • Rose Madder
      Rose Madder Ай бұрын +2

      @beaker beaks yeah the original post offended me… obviously lol how could they know what other kids go through in other families… saying it’s always the oldest. Come the f on 😂

    MH ASMR Ай бұрын +1689

    He was my brothers good friend. My brother met him at UCLA when he was In school.
    We’re all still absolutely BAFFLED by this disappearance. Absolutely devastating to his friends and family. Thank you for covering his case ❤

    • zzrain66
      zzrain66 29 күн бұрын +1

      @Proverbs 3:5-6 everything they said was religious lmao a conspiracy theorist at best though

    • Proverbs 3:5-6
      Proverbs 3:5-6 Ай бұрын +1

      White rabbit is not quoting Jesus, nothing he wrote is Biblical. That’s sad

    • Stephanie W.
      Stephanie W. Ай бұрын +19

      @WhiteRabbit Please keep your religious rhetoric to yourself. This is not the place to be spewing your personal religious views. Please humble yourself and show some tact.

    • WhiteRabbit
      WhiteRabbit Ай бұрын +6

      We are unconscious when we are asleep or fainted.
      When we are unconscious, we have no thoughts, no emotions, and cannot see the world.
      When we are conscious, we know everything. Consciousness is thoughts, emotions, and everything in the world.
      This consciousness is one.
      Will consciousness be split in two? Consciousness is not divisible.
      Do you feel two consciousnesses when talking to a friend? Consciousness is felt only as one.
      Consciousness is one. I am Conscious and I am the World.
      Gospel of Thomas
      "For many of the first will be last, and will become a single one."
      Jesus said, "Two will recline on a couch; one will die, one will live."
      "For this reason I say, if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness."
      Jesus said, "Why do you wash the outside of the cup?
      Don't you understand that the one who made the inside is also the one who made the outside?"
      Jesus said, "I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all came forth, and to me all attained.
      Split a piece of wood; I am there.
      Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."
      A [person said] to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."
      He said to the person, "Mister, who made me a divider?"
      He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I'm not a divider, am I?"

  • Mx. Dizzy
    Mx. Dizzy Ай бұрын +723

    It sounds like a bad mental health episode exacerbated by a substance addiction. It's a hard thing, but happens sometimes. Hopefully he's found alive, poor guy. Disabling injury that sidetracks your life ambitions is the pits. I have a lot of disability myself that changed the course of my life and I feel for him.

    • djs2182
      djs2182 Ай бұрын +2

      Yes, plus the complications of the prior head injury

    • Mollei Rose
      Mollei Rose Ай бұрын +4

      @Evikaefi1 it does kind of sound like a manic episode, just with the added substance abuse. Poor guy, I hope he's okay. I hope his family is well too.

    • Suzannax
      Suzannax Ай бұрын +2

      Same, I became severely disabled and it's really hard, I've struggled with alcohol misuse and an eating disorder myself after it happened. It takes a lot to recover.
      Can't say I'm not tempted sometimes to go back but I'm just lucky nothing too bad happened when I was doing those things.

    • NiNi Na
      NiNi Na Ай бұрын +10

      Yes, it's hard to be stuck in a body that won't repair enough to fulfill your dreams. ❤️

    • Evikaefi1
      Evikaefi1 Ай бұрын +12

      For me it's sound like an maniac episode

  • Danica 4S_ex Party Live join fast
    Danica 4S_ex Party Live join fast Ай бұрын +1580

    Thank you for consistently uploading, even though you’re a new mom. We love and appreciate you ❤

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      truong tran Ай бұрын


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      thi thi Ай бұрын


    • Lauren
      Lauren Ай бұрын +1

      @Stephanie W. sometimes when english isn’t someones first language, the tone of their message doesn’t always come across the same. be kind

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    • Stephanie W.
      Stephanie W. Ай бұрын

      @Grace Mercy Perhaps instead of leaving a second comment explaining your intent for the first one, you can just edit the first comment so that the wording doesn't seem so KAREN-esque.

  • kimchiandfries
    kimchiandfries Ай бұрын +862

    Thank you for being so compassionate about addiction. Unfortunately I have struggled my whole life with the same substances of Rico myself. So just wanted to say I super appreciate your empathy and love your content.

    • Suzanne Spagnola
      Suzanne Spagnola 25 күн бұрын +1

      @Chela GEM I also am a meth and fentanyl addict- in recovery now. So appreciate everyones vulnerability and openness here.

    • Daniel
      Daniel Ай бұрын +2

      @ridinwithjake Oh look this guy just solved addiction.

    • Kenyetta Jefferson-Deal
      Kenyetta Jefferson-Deal Ай бұрын +7

      @ridinwithjake easier said than done. There are all kinds of things that factor into someone becoming an addict. You have hereditary factors(believe it or not) prior usage based on mother and father lineage…peer pressure which is at an all time high these days, entertainment period! (Movies, music videos, television shows endorse and encourage that stuff because they glorify it) traumatic events that can drive a person to seek refuge through drug usage..someone being drugged…(example: they smoke weed but the person laces the blunt with crack or meth or fentanyl and doesn’t tell them and then they become addicted to the said substance…even environment can be a huge factor in addiction(example: if you live in the hood where that’s all people do…if your willpower isn’t strong enough, eventually you become just like the rest of the people you live by…I can keep going but I’m hoping you get the picture. It’s easy to judge if you’ve never found yourself in this situation but remember addiction knows no gender or race, and it has no boundaries. The best of the best have been there and done that, and so have the “lowest of the low.” Let me just say this, there are ALL TYPES of addictions, not just drugs and alcohol. You’ve got gambling, stealing, lying, over eating and under eating, sleeping, etc An addiction is anything you indulge in quite frequently and cannot skip a day without doing. Period. So judge not lest you be judged!

    • Emma Surf
      Emma Surf Ай бұрын +6

      @ridinwithjake Thankfully i don't have an addictive personality but that doesn't mean i can't or won't understand the complexities and challenges faced by someone trying to escape the addiction. Even if you can't comprehend the issues, why do you feel that making such a snarky comment would be helpful in any way? Maybe some self reflection wouldn't be a bad idea, something we all can benefit from when we look inward before judging others

    • PeachTea
      PeachTea Ай бұрын +5

      @ridinwithjake do you not understand how addiction works my dude

  • The CLATCH at Lake Cowichan
    The CLATCH at Lake Cowichan Ай бұрын +501

    I’d love to see an episode highlighting/revisiting cases that are still open, maybe the top ten that are still on your mind. With links to any fundraisers and petitions to bring some attention to them again. Thanks for treating addiction so respectfully.

    • Gugu Kumalo
      Gugu Kumalo Ай бұрын +4

      @Cynthia Isako the boy in the box case is active again. They know who he is and his parents. Now they trying to solve his demise

    • kathryn
      kathryn Ай бұрын +12

      @Cynthia Isako the boy in the box is now solved

    • Cynthia Isako
      Cynthia Isako Ай бұрын +2

      @Bree Maack Here are some I’d like to revisit : Amy Bradley, The boy in the box, Maura Murray, the Springfield 3, Jodi Huisentruit and Asha Degree.

    • Bree Maack
      Bree Maack Ай бұрын +17

      Oh I'd have a list I'd love to see. m
      Maura Murray, DJ Henry, Fawn Mountain, Macin Smith, Selena not afraid, Ashley heavyrunner, Asha Degree, Amy Lynn Bradley, Caitlin Deneson and Bryce Laspica

  • Justin Taylor
    Justin Taylor Ай бұрын +190

    As positive as I want to be, I believe all scenarios end in him dying in the wilderness: either he OD'ed, died of exposure, fell to his death or drowned, but all in the wilderness and his body has simply never been found. Thank you for always providing the most unbiased and compassionate perspective for victims.

    • Barbie Tolbert
      Barbie Tolbert 5 күн бұрын

      Maybe he unalive himself

    • heyitskam
      heyitskam Ай бұрын +4

      I feel like this is the most plausible theory as well, especially when it seems he was such a big family guy.

    • Ginger Ale
      Ginger Ale Ай бұрын +7

      Maybe he owned money to drug dealer 😢and they were chasing him and that’s where they found him.

    • Listen_To_Linda
      Listen_To_Linda Ай бұрын +12

      I believe this to be the case as well, unfortunately.

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Ай бұрын +598

    Thank you for covering this case

  • Retro Stephanie
    Retro Stephanie  Ай бұрын +561

    That's so sad. I can't believe that absolutly nothing of him as been found, especially how tall and big he is. So crazy. I truly hope his body or something of him is found. Most horrible thing a parent can go through. I can't imagine.

    • Nicole Trandel
      Nicole Trandel Ай бұрын +2

      @Penelope Phelange that's mean!!!

    • Mocha S
      Mocha S Ай бұрын +10

      @Penelope Phelange what if you end up like him? You think that’s gone be hilarious?

    • Under Construction
      Under Construction Ай бұрын +1

      @Penelope Phelange omg you’re so funny 🙄

    • Jane Cecelia
      Jane Cecelia Ай бұрын +5

      It wouldn't make any difference how big he was; he would've been subjected to animal predation so bits of him would be scattered everywhere even miles away.

  • Freya Mariano
    Freya Mariano Ай бұрын +243

    It’s also very possible that he had a psychotic episode, given everything he had been going through, plus the sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is dangerous eve for someone at the peak of their health, let alone someone struggling with addiction 😞

    • Freya Mariano
      Freya Mariano Ай бұрын +4

      @Paul DeAngelis It’s so good that you are able to laugh about it - it’s a coping mechanism I use a lot 😂 Is there anything that helps you through the cycle at all?

    • Paul DeAngelis
      Paul DeAngelis Ай бұрын +6

      Freya, you said a mouthful, I suffer from some super serious insomnia. It affects me so often and recently it’s almost every week. I am awake anywhere from 4 to 7 days at a time. I become so delirious towards the end of the cycle that I can’t be alone because my mental state is.. you need to see me to believe it. On the bright side I’m extremely pleasant and childlike lol a joy to be around 😂
      You have to laugh at lifes absurdities. So eventually I do crash hard for a whole day or so then awake and hope it doesn’t begin again too soon…

    • Jane Cecelia
      Jane Cecelia Ай бұрын +2

      I think you're right.

    • Jitka Donnelly
      Jitka Donnelly Ай бұрын +4

      I agree. Sadly :(

    • my little super hero
      my little super hero Ай бұрын +5

      It's so absolutely dangerous.

  • Megan Merashoff
    Megan Merashoff Ай бұрын +278

    Thank you for covering this case. Addicts NEED our empathy. That is how they gain the strength to rise above their addiction, if possible. Addiction is a nightmare. Everything you love and hold dear is at risk and you are drowning, every second of every day. If you are fortunate, the hand of someone willing to help will be offered to you. Yet, you have to be ready to commit to sobriety and prepare for fighting for your life every day. More stories need to be told like Rico's. He did not partake until later in life. This is very common. Addiction is not particular when it comes to who it infects. I'm saddened that he tried to rise above it and may have lost his life, chasing it again. I really hope more cases similar to this one are covered here in the future. Stay safe and well Kendall and give much love to the Mile Higher Crew.

    • sasuke’s bussy
      sasuke’s bussy 2 күн бұрын

      Why are we being “respectful” and “empathetic” to a sexual assaulter?? Did everyone just forget the part where he held girls captive and forced them to perform sexual acts?? Hello???

    • drs 299
      drs 299 Ай бұрын

      @Jane Cecelia you are exactly who ppl in the comments are referring. Unkind & judgemental. Have you ever considered that addiction is a disease. It comes in all forms. Hoarding, shopping, gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex. Nobody hates an addict more than they hate themselves. Hope that if you ever have these issues, you encounter someone more loving & compassionate.

    • drs 299
      drs 299 Ай бұрын

      @tula You are most DEFINITELY a bad ass. 🙌 Here's to you, and your strength, and a bright beautiful future that you so deserve. Keep fighting that good fight ✊️

    • drs 299
      drs 299 Ай бұрын

      Very well put 🙏

    • Peach
      Peach Ай бұрын +1

      @Jane Cecelia I was 10 when I was in pain from my tooth removal so my mum gave me a painkiller (codeine which you can just buy here in the UK from any pharmacy) and I was addicted from day one and started taking them from my mum's cupboard. I had no idea what addiction was or that I was an addicted child. It's not as simple as you think and the stereotype that you have is the minority. I've never commited a crime in my life and never hurt anyone. Never would. Just because I have this disease doesn't make me cruel or stops me from being a good person

  • Brenda Graham
    Brenda Graham Ай бұрын +458

    This is so sad for everyone, addiction is a terrible thing, unless you have been there you won’t understand, I really hope his family get answers, I can’t imagine losing my child and not knowing what happened, thank you Kendall for sharing and being so supportive of his family ❤❤❤

    • NiNi Na
      NiNi Na Ай бұрын +3

      Actually, more people are going through it than they realize, the substances just may not be as bad. People are addicted to food, money, work, feeling better than everyone else, abusive relationships, exercise, etc. We all shouldn't be that high and mighty.

    • lightoftheworld
      lightoftheworld Ай бұрын

      @Sadieee Thank you!

    • lightoftheworld
      lightoftheworld Ай бұрын

      @BJ Reo 🙏🏼

    • BJ Reo
      BJ Reo Ай бұрын +1

      @lightoftheworld keep fighting the good fight. My love, hope and wish you the best!

    • Sadieee
      Sadieee Ай бұрын +9

      @lightoftheworld i’m so proud of you! keep it up! you are not alone sending u love 💖💖

  • Kate Reid
    Kate Reid Ай бұрын +266

    there's a good chance he ODed in the mountains, got nabbed by animals or found a place to hide while he was high and people just can't find him. it's devastating either way

    • Kina Kina
      Kina Kina Ай бұрын +4

      @Aproxamillionwasps allegedly isn't proof of guilt. Anyone can be accused of anything. It doesn't mean they're guilty. Remember, the charges were dropped due to inconstancies in his accusers stories.

    • Kate Reid
      Kate Reid Ай бұрын +2

      @David Ken no I'm saying he's dead in the mountains. But before or as he was dying from an over dose, he probably found a well hidden spot to rest

    • David Ken
      David Ken Ай бұрын +1

      So you're saying he's intentionally hiding in the mountains and has been there for the past 10 years?

    • Aproxamillionwasps
      Aproxamillionwasps Ай бұрын +3

      Are we not addressing the fact that he “allegedly” held two women hostage for sex?? Good riddance

    • sharpedge
      sharpedge Ай бұрын +1

      @N & C Downs Wouldn't they have been interested in his car though?

  • Bethany Freeman
    Bethany Freeman Ай бұрын +95

    I’ve had two friends which ended their life due to addiction, both went to secluded spots of natural beauty. Their cars found abandoned, and then they were found. I think this poor guy just had enough 😢

    • Paul DeAngelis
      Paul DeAngelis Ай бұрын +1

      Forgive me for asking this but do you mind sharing what they took? My comment was actually me thinking going into a forest alone and on Meth just sounded like an odd atmosphere. Idk if you know how people are depending on their drug of choice but certain things aren’t appealing and most drug users have a very similar way they act. One way on this drug one way on that drug etc. like one user can tell another user and what they’re using. Some drugs make the user want to be alone while they do it almost like the drug is their date. I just don’t see a person on meth going alone in the forest..voluntarily 🤷🏼‍♂️

    • Paul DeAngelis
      Paul DeAngelis Ай бұрын

      @Meet the Morgans
      Forgive me for asking this but do you mind sharing what they took? My comment was actually me thinking going into a forest alone and on Meth just sounded like an odd atmosphere. Idk if you know how people are depending on their drug of choice but certain things aren’t appealing and most drug users have a very similar way they act. One way on this drug one way on that drug etc. like one user can tell another user and what they’re using. Some drugs make the user want to be alone while they do it almost like the drug is their date. I just don’t see a person on meth going alone in the forest..voluntarily 🤷🏼‍♂️

    • nick
      nick Ай бұрын +1

      Agreed. I hope he's at peace now.

    • AB
      AB Ай бұрын +9

      Agree 💯. This is my theory as well.

    • Meet the Morgans
      Meet the Morgans Ай бұрын +21

      I’m so sorry for your loss. This is exactly what I’m thinking happened to him too. He went to a secluded spot where he wouldn’t be found. I’m surprised no one else is really saying this in the comments.

  • Amina Alvarez
    Amina Alvarez Ай бұрын +169

    Addiction is very isolating. The addict usually feels shame, embarrassment and like a burden on their loved ones. Seeking support for an addict is probably one of the hardest things due to the fear of being judged. I really feel that Rico is still alive and heavy in active addiction. I really hope he comes around and reaches out to his family. ❤🙏🏽

  • Anna Sewalson
    Anna Sewalson Ай бұрын +19

    I’ve always had a special place in my mind for this case. In 2016/17 I was working at my local Public Library and a tall man walked in the library. He was very confused and had no id or transportation. He was saying he was just looking for work. We helped connect him to a shelter and went on his way. Never saw him after that. A couple years later I saw this case and gasped. The man at the library was a dead ringer for Rico. I don’t know who I talked with but that experience has made me wonder where Rico is. Thank you for your care in covering this! Praying for answers ❤

  • Mandy Mcalister
    Mandy Mcalister Ай бұрын +147

    Coming from a former addict, I stayed away from drugs for years in high school because my mother was a drug addict and I was afraid of being like her. Our stories sound similar in ways. I also got a broken bone from breaking up a fight between other people (my ex and a bunch of guys that jumped him), I’m lucky I wasn’t harmed more! But it seems like his head injury combined with the fact that he most likely did drive back home 18 hours (without stopping once)he was going to get drugs. Bc although I tried to stay away from drugs, in college I began to take pills and they actually came straight from my mothers hand in the beginning and I became an addict - for three years until I put myself in rehab and completed rehab successfully and have been clean for almost 6 years as of April 2023. And I’ve left vacation hours way to drive home when I was using in order to get drugs. I used to leave jobs that were a hour away , even though my lunch break was thirty mins not two hours to go get pills. If it was me back then, I would or driven the 18 hours to get drugs. And the fact that he wanted her to go out with him in her home town, as probably bc he figured they would run into people she know and he could peep them out and see if he could find a plug out there, but since she wouldn’t go out WTH him, he doesn’t know anybody where she lives , he can’t just go out asking random people if they know where to get drugs.
    But as far as what happened to him after he parked his car, it looks like he was looking for the last piece of drugs he had or knew he used it all but all of us drug addicts have that little hope that we may have dropped a piece somewhere in the car and that’s why the car is trashed. But I’m also a nurse now of almost 7 years, and I don’t think a head injury and meth and alcohol mixed can result im anything good happening especially alone in the woods.

    • ButterbeerSakura🌸
      ButterbeerSakura🌸 Ай бұрын +1

      That's a great story of triumph I'm happy for you!
      As someone who wants to be a good mom what's the best way I can help my kids be away from drugs or help them if they unfortunately get into them?

    • P. J.
      P. J. Ай бұрын +3

      @Chloe Wareham-Gordon @mandymcalister9183 you both have inspiring stories and I congratulate you on your sobriety! I think what you said makes a lot of sense; perhaps he was looking for more drugs, and he's struggling mentally as well with feeling like he failed his dream, missing his family, etc. I can imagine at my rock bottom in the past, finding myself in that parking lot and just walking away into the woods. So I definitely think, sadly, that he was not of sound mind and got lost somewhere in that wild, and just kept walking around (hence the shoe prints and sightings) until he succumbed in the mountains.

    • Chloe Wareham-Gordon
      Chloe Wareham-Gordon Ай бұрын +12

      Cheers on your sobriety 🎉
      Also a former addict and I thought the same. I was also (mostly) straitlaced throughout high school; aware of my family history of addiction-graduating 3rd in my class and receiving awards for doing so while experiencing a lot of personal “hardship” (parental illness and death + housing insecurity + extra pre-pro training for hours after school, as well as a lot of community service). Then I got to college, ended up dating the campus dealer, and found myself leaving class to use in the bathrooms, and missing classes while spending hours waiting on dealers. Likewise, I was also at college for a “sport” of sorts (dance), and I didn’t mesh well with the students/instructors (who wanted us to be hyper-specialized in one style, while I had been trained equally in several, so I lacked that specialization) which caused further frustrations and was isolating-spurring my addiction further.
      Once when I moved to a new city, I managed to find new plugs on Craigslist 🤦‍♀️
      Before then, I would’ve considered driving 600 miles back to my former haunts & druggie crew for a fix.
      My biggest fear was always that I would OD in my car in a parking lot and people wouldn’t find me for days. I feel so grateful to have made it through/to be alive when many of my contemporaries are not…
      Now, 4 years since my last relapse and successfully operating my own business, I’m not ashamed to say I was an opioid addict for almost half-a-decade. I hope my story can help others know that they aren’t alone and that there shouldn’t be any guilt/shame associated with the disease. And, us addicts can recover from rock bottom and, like phoenixes, spread our wings and fly to the top, with a certain grit that sets us apart.

  • Cristal Q.
    Cristal Q. Ай бұрын +118

    I liked that you did a video on this case, it’s an open case and there’s hope he’s still out there ! You have a big platform and I’m hoping people see this and go “dang, I know that guy”.

    • James Knapp
      James Knapp Ай бұрын

      The parks are massive and its harder to find things out there than we realize.

    • D_money
      D_money Ай бұрын

      Wow nice they kept the case open after nearly a decade

  • Nehdine Payne
    Nehdine Payne Ай бұрын +121

    MY FAVOURITE TRUE CRIME KZclipR. Your voice is so soothing and the layout of your videos is easy to follow.
    So respectful and giving in everything that you do.
    I hope you're so proud of yourself you're very inspiring 💗

    • Kelly Mccann
      Kelly Mccann Ай бұрын

      I totally agree, always searching out her videos!!

    • Jennifer S.
      Jennifer S. Ай бұрын +1


  • Ixia Rayne
    Ixia Rayne Ай бұрын +4

    Gosh he looks so kind.
    It’s just so sad what happened.

  • Erin S.
    Erin S. Ай бұрын +136

    You’re so respectful and show so much kindness and humility.
    This is devastating. I think he was high and likely drowned or killed himself but wasn’t in the right frame of mind because of drugs. I’m very sorry to his family.
    I have siblings who are addicts and it’s hard to understand and accept things at times. I hope someday they get closure.
    But he certainly never deserved anything like this regardless of his choices

  • Tabetha Thomas
    Tabetha Thomas Ай бұрын +31

    Kendall…I’m a recovering drug addict myself & I just want to thank you for having empathy for this poor young man & truly understanding that addiction IS a disease! It’s a tough journey that lasts the rest of your life! I feel so bad for this poor family as well! Thank you for you kind words like ALWAYS Kendall♥️

  • Lamara Dené
    Lamara Dené Ай бұрын +55

    New subscriber here! I’m almost done watching all of your videos already. I’m inspired, in awe, admiration, and thoroughly appreciate your work. All that you do for the victims and their families is absolutely commendable. Forever a supporter! ❤️

  • Bre Skinner
    Bre Skinner Ай бұрын +238

    He could possibly be living in those mountains. It doesn't seem as though he was kidnapped, the shoe prints they kept seeing, his backpack and phone was found, that video they saw on his phone and people possibly spotting him near that area. This case is truly heartbreaking 😔. I would hate to think he drowned in that river......his body would've been found floating or something.

    • Bre Skinner
      Bre Skinner Ай бұрын +3

      @cranberry noodle my mind was very clear and they are just my personal thoughts. I never said anything was set in stone 🤷🏾‍♀️

    • cranberry noodle
      cranberry noodle Ай бұрын +1

      @Bre Skinner You clearly didn’t think this through. He was in no state to look after himself. He has no supplies, no survival skills, no nothing.

    • dancelifeforsure
      dancelifeforsure Ай бұрын +5

      @Sleepy Girl ya he didn't seem like the foresty guy type and was probably a little nieve to the comings out there.

    • dancelifeforsure
      dancelifeforsure Ай бұрын +1

      It could be caught underneath something and they just didn't see it. Being underwater would make the most sense to me anyway especially when he wasn't found on land. Pretty confident the truth will come out one day.

    • sabina frauzel
      sabina frauzel Ай бұрын +4

      who would even venture trying to kidnap such a giant?? This alone should point to not being the case

  • Marisa Lynn
    Marisa Lynn Ай бұрын +2

    As an addict in recovery I just have to say I often think of anything happens to me no one would care they would just think I relapsed & pretty much got what I deserved .
    I just want to say I love you & how kind you are when it comes to addiction. You are such an amazing person!
    Btw you & josh are my favorite!

    • moonlight sunrise
      moonlight sunrise 27 күн бұрын

      im keeping you in my thoughts. take it one day at a time, love 🤍

  • Kayleigh Rose
    Kayleigh Rose Ай бұрын +28

    I work security in a hospital and I genuinely think it would shock people how often individuals come into the ED comatose or otherwise unresponsive with no ID and no matches when their fingerprints, dental, and missing persons records are checked. Obviously with him having a criminal record his fingerprints would likely pop but it happens more than people think.

  • ASIR1968
    ASIR1968 Ай бұрын +52

    it's sad, some people don't realize that this is a disease, i have a friend whose son is an addict, doesn't even look like what he used to from all the drugs, this guy could be out there and no one recognizes him..my prayers for him and his loved ones.

  • Spoiledbabe1011
    Spoiledbabe1011 Ай бұрын +9

    Unfortunately, it appears Rico was the cause of his own demise. I believe he hallucinated on drugs and possibly drowned or was taken by nature via an animal or a storm. I do not believe foul play was involved nor do I believe that he just started a new life without telling anyone as he was clearly incredibly close with his family. All in all a very tragic case. I hope he is able to be found one day

  • ckwstruth
    ckwstruth Ай бұрын +67

    This guy looks familiar to me. I don't think it's because I've seen him anywhere (I live in Alberta, Canada) but he does have very distinct features which really makes me wonder. This is why being informed on missing persons cases is so important!

  • L M
    L M Ай бұрын +31

    i greatly appreciate the way you talk about/describe addiction. you've been so consistently mindful when raising awareness about difficult conversations and you deserve so much credit for that. thank you, kendall.

  • Melissa Stephan
    Melissa Stephan Ай бұрын +5

    He was facing so much pressure. I really hope that whatever happened, he is at peace now and free from those demons. Recovery is possible, it is beautiful, but it is far from easy.

  • Tash Velez
    Tash Velez Ай бұрын +30

    This is such a sad and tragic case, like most of all the cases we hear about but for some reason this one really saddens me to another level. I hope his fiance, family and friends have been able to find peace. My heart goes out to them.

    • P. J.
      P. J. Ай бұрын +1

      Me too. Maybe because we can so clearly see a different future he could've had. But that didn't happen and it's just so heartbreaking how horribly addiction and mental health take over a person full of dreams and spirit.

  • karastired
    karastired Ай бұрын +32

    Addiction is such an evil disease. Love to his family.

  • Mystery Sauce
    Mystery Sauce Ай бұрын +116

    Hey Kendall, I wanted to thank you for the hard work you do and research into these cases. I really forward to listening to your weekly uploads. You have motivated me to start my own channel as a hobby and do some true crime cases myself. Keep up the great work.

    • Jennifer S.
      Jennifer S. Ай бұрын +1

      Kendall is DEF my favorite KZclipr!! Been a subscriber for years now! 😃💯😃💯

    • my little super hero
      my little super hero Ай бұрын +1

      @Mystery Sauce I just subbed can't wait to watch some of your content!

    • Karly
      Karly Ай бұрын +3

      Just subscribed ❤ I love your accent, can’t wait to listen to all your videos

    • Mystery Sauce
      Mystery Sauce Ай бұрын +2

      @Melissncammy777 thank you much. That mystery sauce of truecrime paranormal and the unknown. ☺️

    • Melissncammy777
      Melissncammy777 Ай бұрын +4

      @Mystery Sauce clever profile handle for a mystery/true crime channel, I like it.

  • Helen Frazier
    Helen Frazier 24 күн бұрын +1

    Love how you tell stories. How you put so much compassion in your storytelling is mind blowing!

  • Loribethartist
    Loribethartist  Ай бұрын +7

    Thank you so much for your caring and intelligent story telling! I’ve been in and out of the hospital since December 30th with tremors, shaking, double vision (to the point I can’t walk without a walker or lift a cup to my mouth). I’m facing an MS diagnosis and have spent HOURS listening to KZclip. I can’t see the tv but I can up close on my IPhone. You have made this time a little easier ❤

  • Donna Beach
    Donna Beach Ай бұрын +22

    It is really so scary how ordinary people can just vanish and become missing. It could really happen to anyone of us. It is very possible that he drowned and his body floated down the river. He may never be found.

  • A lil Sumthin sumthin
    A lil Sumthin sumthin Ай бұрын +13

    Kendall, You’re such a good storyteller. I just enjoy watching and listening to your videos. I also admire your philanthropy.

  • Janet Dorsey
    Janet Dorsey Ай бұрын +18

    If his backpack and phone were found on the side of the road that sounds like maybe someone picked him up and maybe foul play because why would he just leave the backpack and phone like that? This is so sad.. praying that this will be solved and he will be found.. prayers for his family and loved ones..

    • Kiwi
      Kiwi Ай бұрын +3

      That's what I was thinking too. Maybe he met someone where he parked his car and if his car really broke down then maybe some other person said that they'd give him a ride. But maybe they got into a fight or something later and left him and his stuff at the side of the road? Idk seems really weird though.

  • Gwendolyn Hake
    Gwendolyn Hake Ай бұрын +11

    Pleeeaaase cover the Alexis Scott Case from Peoria, IL. She went missing twice. The first time was sex trafficking & she escaped. Many think the 2nd time has a connection to that. Thank you

  • SN
    SN Ай бұрын +2

    Thank you for being so compassionate about addiction. You always portray the victims as real people and don't make a media sensation out of their flaws. I really appreciate that. I had a career ending injury myself and that was in 2007 and I still struggle with it to this day. My heart goes out to Rico and his family. It sounds like he had a mental health episode and the drugs did their rest. I'm hoping against hope that he is alive somewhere or that at least his family finds closure. Not knowing what happened to your loved one is unimaginable.

  • Loudbrunette420
    Loudbrunette420 Ай бұрын +19

    I've heard of searches coming up with nothing then when they search the area again they find a body that was proven to be there during the first search. So those shoe prints could very well have been missed during the first search. Prayers for the family, I can't even fathom what it would be like to go through something like this.

  • Sarah Comeaux
    Sarah Comeaux Ай бұрын +12

    Thank you so much for covering this case and keeping it alive. I honestly haven't seen anyone else cover this besides Disappeared on ID years ago and I check every few months to see if there are any new leads or if he's been found. I just don't understand how a man that size could go unnoticed for all these years. Prayers for him and his family that they get answers one day 🙏❤️

    • Jocelynn Gillihan
      Jocelynn Gillihan Ай бұрын

      Me also, it always stuck with me, and I never find much when checking, thank you to my fav you tube true crime channel never letting me down. I can only imagine his family’s gratitude for the awareness. This type of attention to a case is invaluable when there’s a platform this big.❤❤ also such compassion and awareness to safety impacting and being an example to so many viewers.. definitely has 👼 wings earned already❤❤

  • Lee
    Lee Ай бұрын +18

    I unfortunately feel like he over dosed or just wandered and wandered until he couldn’t anymore and dropped or went off a cliff. Or he purposely took a whole bunch to sadly kill himself this really hurts to say. A lot I lost many loved ones in my life because of addiction runs really high in my family, I even almost lost myself due to addiction. Hearing about people struggling to addiction hurts my heart I feel for them

  • E
    E Ай бұрын +4

    I was very sad to hear Rico's story. I remember seeing an episode of Disappeared where they featured his story. I really hope his family and friends have some answers one day soon.

  • kara murphy
    kara murphy Ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for your compassion and empathy. You have a beautiful spirit and you are always so respectful of peoples lifestyle and choices. I've been watching you for years and live how much you have grown, and all the work you do. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!
    I pray this family can at least get some answers 🙏

  • taylor Randall
    taylor Randall Ай бұрын +2

    So glad I found you. I love how you deliver these stories. You don't drag it out. Idk if it's me, but I didn't see a lot of videos. Enough to binge watch in a day. I'm trying to watch you every day for months. 😂

  • Brie Ford
    Brie Ford Ай бұрын +18

    Thank you for your empathy for those who are addicts. Both my parents were addicts, it’s so hard to see your loved ones going through this and it hurts to see them struggling

  • The Rogue Prince
    The Rogue Prince Ай бұрын +18

    It's not just addiction, it's the struggle that feels like your life and future just crumbled in that moment. Like the world is against you despite how much you're trying to get a grasp on things. You feel like you're taking a two steps back for every step you take. It's so depressing watching him go from so hopeful from just losing any sense of motivation. He was fighting his depression and you can see that throughout this story. It's so hard to get out of that mind set, especially when you're incapable of doing what it is you love so much.
    Beautifully told, Kendall and I just hope they find him for some closure. That's so sad.

  • Sloth Dance
    Sloth Dance Ай бұрын +17

    I know most of these cases end badly, but there are cases like "30 years later so and so was found". I hope either way, the family gets some answers.

  • Imani Rowell
    Imani Rowell Ай бұрын +18

    You look GOOD girl! Loving the new mom glow and we thank you for the consistency all while being a new mom. It’s truly appreciated you have a way of making the cases you cover personable.

  • Christopher Long
    Christopher Long Ай бұрын +9

    I don't usually watch these types of videos but when I heard the first video I have been hooked with your voice and the type of microphone you use. You are very informative and clean with your work. And the animals are a perfect touch just knowing you have them in a safe environment. I love your research and facts. Keep it up!!!!!

  • kengelina
    kengelina Ай бұрын +1

    I really like the way you speak about issues like addiction. You’re so respectful of everyone’s humanity and personal struggles. This is such a sad case for a man who had incredible potential. Cases like this have me wondering for days where the person went, how they died etc. I hope Rico’s family get some closure.

  • Sarah Gray
    Sarah Gray Ай бұрын +5

    Kendall, thank you for bringing this case to our attention. 💗 I really hope that Rico’s family and loved ones finally receive the answers that they have been searching for. 💞

  • Amy Webb
    Amy Webb Ай бұрын +1

    Listening to this story makes me so sad for his mother. As a mother I can't imagine how hard it is to not know what happened to your child. My knee jerk reaction to this story is that the drugs caused some sort of mental break & Rico possibly has ended up somewhere either living a new life or he is so completely mentally broken he is living in the mountains with no idea who he is.

  • HeatherRhea
    HeatherRhea Ай бұрын +6

    you look extra radiant today! purple eye shadow suits you! thank you for covering these cases and raising awareness. i always look forward to your videos & i’ve been catching up on mile higher

  • Suzanne Spagnola
    Suzanne Spagnola 25 күн бұрын

    Thank you so much for your coverage of this case. Your empathy and insight to addiction is so appreciated! I am an addicted in recovery and I am sure I can speak for other addicts when I say it is so nice to be viewed without judgement and acknowledged that addiction is a disease- not a moral failing!! Thank you!

  • Analisa Garcia
    Analisa Garcia Ай бұрын +1

    Just heartbreaking. You can tell he was really trying to just get through his addiction…. I hope one day his family finds peace.

  • Michelle Turcotte
    Michelle Turcotte Ай бұрын +2

    My heart breaks for this family 😢

  • Al mjininna
    Al mjininna Ай бұрын +11

    My heart goes out to Rico, his fiance, and his family. Based solely on the information presented here it seems a strong possibility that he may have been under the influence, and therefore not thinking clearly, and wandered off into the cold and not necessarily friendly terrain of the mountains. From there only the Good Lord knows at this point. It just breaks my heart to see another life derailed by addiction. I think we all have loved ones or know of others that are struggling with various kinds of addiction, and all you want is just to see them overcome it.

  • manofultimatepotatos
    manofultimatepotatos Ай бұрын +1

    You made such a good point about cases like this where people just vanish into thin air and have yet to be found.
    It's so hard to wrap your head around. It's eerie, frustrating and sad these cases cuz there's usually little evidence or leads to their whereabouts or what happened to them.
    The "not knowing" aspect in these cases or any are the most painful for me, cuz I can't imagine how the victims friends and families must be feeling without closure or justice.

  • KryptKeeper
    KryptKeeper Ай бұрын +3

    You're a rockstar Kendall! 🤘 The way you present these cases to us with such respect an detail and deliver consistently WITH A BABY 🍼.....idk what to say just...I'm in awe keep up the great work an for all you do!

  • House of Solomon
    House of Solomon Ай бұрын +4

    Rico staying away from substances was the smartest thing he did, but didn't know it. The father's genetics + growing up in an alcoholic atmosphere set him up for disaster statistically. The head injury just stacked the odds further.

  • Chardie Marie
    Chardie Marie Ай бұрын

    I hope and pray that his family gets answers. It’s so hard to not have any closure after a loved ones disappearances. I feel so sorry for Rico. He seemed like he was a good kid who just had allot of pressure but no guidance so he got lost in life. Poor guy. And sleep deprivation is so dangerous. You could definitely lose your mental awareness in that state. Add energy drinks and drugs to that and he definitely was a walking zombie during those last hours before his disappearance. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • S a r a h K *
    S a r a h K * Ай бұрын +17

    Aw Rico has such kind and caring eyes. This case is so Sad. I truly feel for him and his poor family 😢

  • Rebecculous
    Rebecculous Ай бұрын +1

    So very sad. I feel awful for those who loved him, and are left with no answers. I believe he was struggling with this identity crisis, fear of being worthless, of being unable to get sober. Moving to a new city is on the list of most stressful experiences in life. He was already trying to figure out what his future would look like. He went back to California to score, and then with all stress, and on top of two days of no sleep, be fan a binge that probably ended with him encountering misadventure. Possibly drowning, or falling from a cliff, and he’s pinned under water or down amongst some boulders in a ravine. It’s odd to think that no one knows where he is, but I don’t think a stranger would try to mess with a guy who out of his mind of meth and booze, and towers over everyone at a muscled 6’9”. Rest in Peace.

  • Lulu
    Lulu Ай бұрын +6

    I hope he didn't end up meeting some bad people 😔 all the strength and love to his family and people close to him, it must be so hard not to know what happened to your loved one ❤

  • Hilaryyyyyyyy
    Hilaryyyyyyyy Ай бұрын +15

    So sad for his whole family and friends. I so hope he is found one day. Thanks for getting his story out there!

  • KnittinPizzas
    KnittinPizzas Ай бұрын +11

    Poor guy, wherever he is, I hope he found peace

  • fresh
    fresh Ай бұрын +6

    What if someone in the mountain took him or lured him somewhere? It’s treacherous terrain out there anything could’ve happened, like an accident slip and fall or something especially if he was disoriented. Praying for answers for the family 🙏🏾

  • BigShannon79
    BigShannon79 Ай бұрын +10

    Deep dived into this story once and it eats me alive every time! I just don’t get how he just disappeared! The river or foul play are the clear options but there is a good chance he just walked away. But how and your 6’9 hell I’m 6’4 and I can’t go to a store without someone noticing me. It’s heart breaking but so frustrating at the same time!

  • Yolanda Nelson
    Yolanda Nelson Ай бұрын +2

    Kendall you are my second favorite KZclip crime story teller! Keep up great work!

  • Terri
    Terri Ай бұрын +2

    The not knowing where a loved one is must be the worst feeling imaginable. Not knowing if they are even alive. So sad :(

  • Mahalley Dillman
    Mahalley Dillman Ай бұрын +3

    Such a sad case. I hope that they're able to soon find him, and many others who remain missing. I think that he was still wandering around somewhere unseen when they came across the footprints.

  • Angie Reyes
    Angie Reyes Ай бұрын +7

    Like you said, I just can’t wrap around my head the concept of people just vanishing into thin air! Such a sad case 😔

  • Abi Vinson
    Abi Vinson Ай бұрын +5

    My heart is out for Ricco's partner and family.

  • Kimmie Marie
    Kimmie Marie Ай бұрын +2

    As many times as I’ve heard this case the more and more frustrating it becomes… I really hope that one day we all get closure especially the family ❤

  • ansley thornton
    ansley thornton Ай бұрын +7

    thank you for sharing his story! my heart is broken for him and his family. The fact the shoe prints came back gives me a very eerie feeling… unbelievably sad story

  • cancer light
    cancer light Ай бұрын +13

    This is so sad. For all of those years that he didnt touch drugs. Its like he knew he was an addict before he started. Imagine what he could have done if he stayed sober. This is so sad. Rest in peace.

  • Taye Purks
    Taye Purks Ай бұрын +4

    As someone who’s from Tacoma Washington I’ve driven to Oakland California and back because that’s where my partner is from… and it IS a really easy drive. You get on one highway and it takes you between the states and if there’s no traffic you can get there pretty fast actually.
    All this to say that if Rico was in a sound mind, leaving at 1am should have been a piece of cake for him.

  • Yvonne McLaren
    Yvonne McLaren Ай бұрын +2

    Sending so much love to his family and his partner 😢😢😢😢😢 it takes 5-7 rehabs to get of class A drugs and meth is much worse because you become emotionally detached. Don’t judge this man tried so hard to do everything right, but a lot of issues like childhood abuse lead to breakdowns later in life. Please seek help if you read this and are struggling. You are worth it. ❤

  • Ethan Von Essen
    Ethan Von Essen Ай бұрын +9

    I played basketball with him at LA fitness in Alhambra. He was a big dude. It's sad that he vanished.

  • Alaina Evans
    Alaina Evans Ай бұрын +12

    Hope you and the family are doing well 🙂 me and my 7 month old baby boy love watching your videos. I've been watching your videos for 3 years and I'm always excited when you release a new one to get informed and see what ways I can help for these family's and victims. I respect you so much for what you do. It's not just a case or entertainment for you. Sending love from my family to yours ❤️🙏 praying for this family and Rico.

  • BiBi Gap69
    BiBi Gap69 Ай бұрын +3

    What if he was suffering from previous head injuries? Those don't go away and can cloud judgement. I hope his family can one day find peace. Thanks for the story.

  • Joyful Girl Recovery
    Joyful Girl Recovery Ай бұрын +9

    Wow thank you for speaking so kindly about his struggles. I loved most of my life in addiction and now I have 3 years and 10 months clean and sober and have totally turned my life around. Now I help those that struggle with addiction to find themselves and live their best live in recovery. We all deserve freedom.

  • Jordann
    Jordann Ай бұрын +2

    This reminds me of the case of David Gipson. Due to the fact that they struggled with addiction and just vanished! My heart breaks for his fiancé and his mother ❤ it seems like he felt so limited in his life after having such high prospects in his basketball career didn’t go the way he wanted it to. he wanted to do so much and just needed the opportunity to do so. 😢

  • Camilla Darling
    Camilla Darling Ай бұрын +25

    He’s radiating kindness. Beautiful soul.

  • Rebecca Clark
    Rebecca Clark Ай бұрын +3

    It breaks my heart to think that his remains are out there just waiting to be found. 😥

  • Eve'otse 333
    Eve'otse 333 Ай бұрын +3

    I love your content, your passion, your empathy and your compassion towards everyone you encounter in your videos. Today we have a victory in the native community, Nathan Chasing Horse aka Nathan Chasing His Horse aka Smiles A Lot on the movie Dances With Wolves, was finally arrested on SA on women and girls, s*x trafficking, being cult leader and much more! Maybe one of these times you could bring awareness to this and what's going on with our native women and girls in the community. It wouldn't surprise me none if he has some part of the MMIW, MMIWG in the community. Thank you for all that you do! Much love to you and yours!!!

  • Alyssa Roxanne
    Alyssa Roxanne Ай бұрын +2

    Thank you for being so nonjudgmental toward people who struggle with addictions. And as someone who had been addicted to meth for multiple years, I can sadly easily imagine him pulling over and going off into the wilderness. After a binge and not sleeping it in incredible what your mind can do to you. You can totally be in a different world with no connection to reality.
    But what gets me is the length of time he has been missing along with his height.
    I hope there are answers soon.

  • Harmony Heart
    Harmony Heart Ай бұрын +1

    I love your content and the way you speak about these disappearances. I was wondering if you could look into a missing person's case. This is really personal because I knew her. Look into the Graciela Garcia case. She is a woman that went missing in 2019 from Hermiston Oregon and I don't want her story to be buried under the rug because she deserves better than that. Thank you, I hope you have a good day, take care of yourself ❤️

  • Hellothere
    Hellothere Ай бұрын +6

    This case was quite stressful but you still made it understandable and respectful I definitely have respect for you there , I’m intrigued on how next weeks video will go down x

  • Heather Adam-Cerri
    Heather Adam-Cerri 13 күн бұрын

    My hope is that Rico is found safe and well and that the family and his fiancé finally have some sort of closure… very sad story…❤

  • Kelly Pratt
    Kelly Pratt Ай бұрын +3

    This is so sad and mysterious.
    You my girl- are just amazing as sharing these cases! Thank you for all the hard work and heart you put into what you do!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜

  • A.A.M
    A.A.M Ай бұрын +7

    Addiction is so hard for not only the addict but all of those that love them. I sincerely hope his family and loved ones get answers. On another note, you look amazing! I'd love to see what kind of makeup you use and the techniques you use!

  • Sara
    Sara Ай бұрын +18

    Thank you for posting now Kendall! Perfect timing. Am so overwhelmed and depressed because of my med exam in 3 days. It got out of my hands today and i had mental breakdown because if i fail it i will be interrupted for a year and I really want to continue to third year. No one can tell a story like you do. Thanks Kendall❤️

    • Heaven on Earth
      Heaven on Earth Ай бұрын +2

      I know exactly how you’re feeling! I would get so anxious over an exam that I would literally forget the things that I knew! I really hope you pass, but if for some reason you don’t…..that’s ok! It doesn’t mean that you’re a failure; it just means that you need more time than others maybe. This was always very hard for me to accept, but when I did; I actually succeeded far above everyone else in my Master’s program. Either way, you’ve got this ❣️ I’m sending you lots of prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • StephRN 74
      StephRN 74 Ай бұрын +2

      Good luck to you!!

    • Laura Palmer
      Laura Palmer Ай бұрын +1

      @Sara I've been in your position and I know the pressure we feel, almost as if we stop being ourselves. I hope you know that even if you fail, your value, your intelligence and your effort do not translate into just one exam or one grade!

    • Sara
      Sara Ай бұрын +3

      Thank you guys!!🥺❤️

    • Laura Palmer
      Laura Palmer Ай бұрын +3

      Good luck! You got this 😊🍀

  • Chelsea Martinez
    Chelsea Martinez Ай бұрын +2

    As a recovering addict, I want to thank you for advocating for addiction and speaking on it on a way that is respectful ❤

  • Devin
    Devin Ай бұрын +7

    So sad, thanks for shedding light on this case, I've never heard of this one. 😢

  • Madeline Wines
    Madeline Wines Ай бұрын +3

    It is so sad he has never been found, with this case I think the most likely scenario is that he was using at the time and got lost and succumbed to the elements. I just don’t see any evidence of foul play. It is so sad though and I hope one day his family gets the closure and answers they deserve