Body Of Missing Mom Rachel Morin Found On Maryland Hiking Trail
Rachel Morin, a 37-year-old mother of five, went missing on Aug. 5, 2023 after going for a run on the Ma & Pa Trail in Bel Air, Maryland.
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, Rachel Morin, a 37-year-old mom of five, went out on the Ma & Pa Trail in Bel Air, Maryland, but she never came back. A body believed to be Morin was found on the trail the next day, and police now believe she was murdered.
Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler shared in a videotaped press conference that investigators found evidence that left no doubt that Morin’s death was a homicide. He said, “Right now detectives continue to work the case as aggressively as they possibly can, and we will leave no stone unturned. I hope that changes in the coming hours, but, at this point in time, there is not a suspect.”
Morin went out for a run around 6 p.m. on Saturday, and her new boyfriend, Richard Tobin, reported her missing around five hours later after he found her car parked near the entrance to the trail, according to PEOPLE. The 27-year-old man has a criminal history that includes multiple arrests for second-degree assault, violating restraining orders and drug possession, reported KOA.
Despite his history, Tobin denied having anything to do with the death in a Facebook comment under a post that initially announced his relationship with Morin. He stated, “I love Rachel, I would never do anything to her, let the family and I grieve. Yes, I have a past, but I also have 15 months clean and have changed as a person. Please.”
Rebekah Morin, Rachel’s sister, started a GoFundMe page to help with her funeral costs. She shared that her sister was killed and didn’t go willingly, and she explained that her sister “deserves a funeral worthy of her beauty”. Rachel didn’t have life insurance. So, if any funds are left over from the funeral expenses, they will go towards the care of Rachel’s five children.
The investigation is ongoing. Gahler asks that the public continue to share any tips that can help detectives solve the case.
The Hartford County Sheriff’s Office shared on Facebook, “If you were on the Ma & Pa Trail on Saturday, or near the trail or trail heads and took photos or video, we are asking if you would please share them with investigators. There could be something helpful in one of your photos that might bring us one more piece of the puzzle. If you would have a photo or video to share, please send it to Sgt. Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org.”