Overview of Rachel Cyriacks
Shortly before Rachel Cyriacks went missing on November 11th, 2013, she filed a restraining order against her husband. Nearly 10 years later and her family is still looking for answers.
Could her disappearance be connected to the fallout of an unhappy marriage?
Rachel Cyriacks, a mother of two children from Mitchell, South Dakota, was well-liked by her community. Her family describes Rachel as a woman always on the go and as a daddy’s girl. However, Rachel’s life was far from perfect. Around the time she met her husband, Brad Cyriacks, she started to experiment with drugs which eventually led to her struggling with addiction.
In August 2013, Rachel filed a temporary restraining order against Brad. She was ready to take control and build a better life for her two children. The restraining order was later dropped as Rachel didn’t appear in court to extend the order of protection. According to paperwork, she was seeking a divorce as a result of ongoing domestic abuse but her husband was never contacted and the divorce filing was ultimately denied.
The day Rachel went missing
On November 11th, 2013, Rachel picked her husband, Brad, up from jail and took him home. However, it took multiple interviews before Brad mentioned this detail to officials. The following day on November 12th, 2013, Rachel was last seen in Mitchell, South Dakota at her job, Pet Performance.
She has multiple tattoos on her body including a left neck tattoo of the name “Bradley” in black script. Rachel was last seen driving her silver and black 1995 Chevy Silverado truck with a South Dakota license plate 4CH634. A pink, tan, and white quilt that she adored was also missing. Police believe that it was taken from Rachel’s home when she vanished.
Rachel’s car is found
On January 9th, 2014, Rachel’s pickup truck was discovered by authorities with severe damage to the undercarriage. At this time, authorities believe that foul play is involved in Rachel’s disappearance.
On April 6th, 2014, Rachel’s home was vandalized. Nothing was stolen but a window was shattered, and a table and light fixture were broken. There was also a message spray-painted on the front of her home that read “riverside for life” and an expletive. Authorities are unsure if the spray-painted message is connected to Rachel’s disappearance.
By September 2015, the police searched for Rachel on the James River near the Huron, South Dakota area. On November 27th, 2016, police investigated a location in Beadle County with ground-penetrating radar which is “a geophysical technique that uses radar pusles to detect and image underground utilities.” This technology would allow authorities to determine if someone is buried in the ground.
Where the case stands today
Law enforcement is still investigating any leads regarding Rachel’s case. The family has teamed up with a private investigator and created a Facebook page titled, “Help Find Rachel Cyriacks” and have not given up looking for Rachel.