Sisters Found At Ranch Say They Were Home-Schooled
HASTINGS (AP) — Some details are emerging about the lives of two Lakeville sisters who were found on a western Minnesota horse ranch more than two years after they disappeared.
Court documents show one of the sisters told police she hadn't seen her mother "in years" and assumed she was incarcerated. The girls also told investigators they were home-schooled and helped with ranch chores.
Gianna Rucki, 16, and Samantha Rucki, 17, were found last week and have been placed in foster care. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, faces six counts of deprivation of parental rights. Authorities allege she left the teens at the ranch in April 2013 in the midst of a custody dispute.
A petition for child protection says the girls are overall healthy, but behind on immunizations.